Miss Bumbum 2014: Contestants Hope to Have Brazil’s Best Butt [Gallery]

Brazil is going to select Miss BumBum 2014.

In sunny Brazil, the “Miss Bumbum” contest is held every year to find the best derriere. This year’s 27 contestants, who represent the country’s different states, were announced last week.

“Miss Bumbum 2014” contest was launced in São Paulo on August 11. Until November Brazilians have an opportunity to vote online and select the 15 best misses for the finale.

“[Brazilians] definitely have a thing with butts,” said Brazilian Graciela Murano,writer and editor for Oddee, noting that “bumbum” is the word most commonly used in Brazil to refer to someone’s rear end.pau

In her country, the 30-year-old says, most people know about the competition, but like to pretend that they’re not interested.

In reality, though, “Every woman has read about it and won’t admit it,” she said, “and every man’s dream is to be a part of the judging team.”

This year the pageant will have a historic moment as twins Rafaella and Graziella Fornazieri, representing Alagoas and Ácre respectively, entered the contest.

Dai Macedo, a 25-year-old model with a 42-inch bottom, was crowned “Miss Bumbum 2013.”

“It’s a lot of work, a lot of devotion,” Macedo told Agence France-Presse by way of an interpreter after winning the title. “I denied myself a lot of things. No nightclubs. No sweets. I went to the gym Saturdays and Sundays.”

The winner of the pageant receives 50,000 reais (approx. $22,000) in endorsement deals and instant celebrity in Brazil.

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