Miss BumBum contestants sizzle in racy bikinis as they get ready for the controversial pageant's first international edition
The competition was initially restricted to the beauties of Brazil after it was created by journalist-turned-entrepreneur Cacau Oliver
Miss BumBum, which was only previously held in Brazil as a national competition, is now going global. The controversial contest is known for showcasing female contestants in the skimpiest swimwear and other dring outfits with an aim to find Brazil's most beautiful butted woman.
"In this first international edition of the competition, the candidates will have the mission to represent countries, unlike states, as in the old Brazilian competition," the contest's website said. Miss Bumbum World will elect the best derrière on the planet at a star-studded event in the Mexican capital, Mexico City, on September 30.
In the latest edition of the pageant, contestants from a number of countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Mexico, and Brazil are competing for the world's best pert posterior.
The controversial competition was initially restricted to the beauties of Brazil after it was created by journalist turned entrepreneur Cacau Oliver. Till now, there have been eight successful editions of the contest in Brazil. There were 27 pre-selected participants in every edition, each representing a Brazilian state.
The idea of the contest was taken from "Show Me Your Sloggi", which takes place in France. One of the most important criteria of participating in the contest is that the candidates may have cosmetic surgeries performed on any part of the body, except for the buttocks.
Apart from the basic personal information like name, email ID and contact number, the application form asks for a host of photos from the aspiring contestant (including one of her whole body, the back, lateral and profile picture) as well as the reason she wanted to participate in the beauty pageant.
Some of the contestants already shortlisted for the competition are Sheyla Mell (Mexico), Leia Lee (Germany), Shirley Correa (Spain), Rayane Laura Souza (France), Bruna Valentim (the USA), Jessica Lopes (the UK), Daisy Lima (Canada), Jessica Jensen (Australia) and Suzy Cortez (Brazil).
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the winner will stand the chance to win endorsement deals worth 50,000 BRL ($12,000). A number of contestants will also be catapulted to overnight stardom.