Meet the world's best bottoms (+pics)

01:43, Jan 31 2009
CURVALICIOUS: Saiba Bombote and Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak pose after winning the final of the Most Beautiful Bottom in the World competition in Paris.

A woman from Brazil and a man from France can claim to own the best bottoms on the planet after winning a derriere competition in Paris.

Judges said Brazilian 20-year-old Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak had best female bottom, while French 27-year-old Saiba Bombote was named the most beautiful male bottom.

More than 45 finalists from 26 countries competed, with the two winners receiving an underwear modelling contract, $15,000 prize money and an insurance contract for their bottoms.

A LOT OF UNDIES: Contestants pose as they compete during the final of the Most Beautiful Bottom in the World competition in Paris.

Members of the judging panel included supermodel Adriana Karembeu, astronaut Paolo Nespoli, FHM France Editor-in-chief Lomig Guillo and Sloggi underwear chiefs.

Candidates entered the competition by submitting their photos to www.sloggi.com, where 11,200 entries were received.

More than 31 million votes were cast by the public.

SNAP HAPPY: A contestant competes during the final of the Most Beautiful Bottom in the World competition in Paris.

Candidates from all over the world competed in the live finale, held in Paris.

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WHAT A CHAMP: Brazil's Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak poses after winning the Most Beautiful Bottom in the World competition in Paris.
BOTTOMS UP: Saiba Bombote and Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak pose after winning the final of the Most Beautiful Bottom in the World competition in Paris.

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