A shapely blonde model from northern Brazil has won a different kind of beauty pageant.
Carine Felizardo, 25, has been crowned this year’s Miss Bumbum — Portuguese slang for buttocks.
A 10-person jury decided Felizardo had Brazil’s best-shaped and sexiest derriere.
Wearing a skimpy white string bikini and a golden sash with ‘‘Miss Bumbum 2012’’ in green letters, Felizardo told the audience: ‘‘Working out at the gym for 10 years has paid off.’’
‘‘I feel fully realised. I really did not expect to win. It is a dream come true,’’ she said.
Felizardo was one of 15 finalists chosen through online voting among 27 contestants representing each of Brazil’s states.
She won a top prize of 5000 reals (NZ$3000).
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