Last edition of Miss Bumbum Brazil ends in chaos after jealous contestant snatches winner's ribbon
Miss Bumbum Brazil, which gained worldwide attention since it began in 2011, will be wrapped up to make way for Miss Bumbum World featuring contestants from across the globe
The last ever edition of Brazil's world-famous Miss Bumbum competition was marked with chaos on the closing night after a disgruntled contender ripped off the winner's ribbon out of jealousy.
The coveted title of Brazil's best backside was secured by 31-year-old Ellen Santana who was representing the state of Roraima at the ceremony at Club Eazy in São Paulo. However, 27-year-old Aline Uva ran on stage and snatched the ribbon from the legitimate champion, claiming that she was the only "100% natural" contestant. That said, Uva wasn't able to make any of the first three places at the event.
Uva's antics had confused the audience initially, who were not sure as to who had won the title. She claimed the vote had been "sabotaged" and that she was the deserving winner after being the only contestant whose hindside hadn't been surgically enhanced. Aside from that, she had also gained the most public votes in the run-up to the final. Uva's bum scales 110 cm, which is 5 cm bigger than Santana's, Daily Mail reports.
Speaking backstage, Uva said: "I obeyed all the rules and my bum is the only one that's 100% natural. I grabbed the winner's ribbon because I'm the only woman who really deserves the title. I represent the natural Brazilian bum and nobody can take that away from me. The three women who got the most votes are all fake, their bottoms are pure silicone, that's an injustice."
Santana, the winner, later said: "She took my ribbon but she can never take away my title. I worked the hardest and deserve this title because my butt is by far the firmest. To be a winner you need to know how to lose, and if I'd have lost I would have done so with dignity, unlike her. Now I want to be an inspiration to women around the world. To show them that they can achieve everything they dream of, whatever adversaries they face."
Interestingly, the third place was secured by 27-year-old transsexual Paula Oliveira, who underwent a sex change procedure six years ago when she transitioned from a man to a woman. However, there was a huge backlash from other contestants at the decision who said that the competition should be open only to those who were naturally born women and pushed for Oliveira to be banned from the event.
This year's Miss Bumbum contest saw the curviest women in Brazil parade their bottoms in front of a panel of judges, first in a nightgown and then in a bikini. Many participants, including a policewoman, an estate agent and a journalist, wiggled and gyrated to their choice of music, leaving very little to the imagination as the judges scored their performance and their respective bottoms.
When the eighth, and last, Miss Bumbum was announced, Uva, a bitter rival, jumped on stage to grab the winner's ribbon from Santana as she thrusted her bottom in a supposed victory dance. While organizers tried to maintain decorum and persuade Uva to hand the ribbon back, audience members were unsure of the outcome.
Miss Bumbum has gained worldwide attention since it began in 2011 with its winners becoming overnight celebrities and earning thousands of pounds in endorsements and modeling contracts.
Having said that, Oliver, the founder of the annual event, revealed why he was closing down the current competition despite its growing popularity. He said: "Miss Bumbum has become Brazil's biggest beauty competition, and one of the most famous in the world. Only the Rio carnival gets more media coverage, and our winners have gone on to become household names, ambassadors of the Brazilian bottom around the world. But all good things come to an end. We are now allowing anyone from around the world to compete for the title of the planet's sexiest bottom in Miss Bumbum World. We're excited about finding the world's best bottom."