Brazil holds annual Miss Bumbum pageant

Posted at Dec 03 2012 01:45 PM | Updated as of Dec 03 2012 09:45 PM

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In Brazil, women gathered in Sao Paulo on Friday in the hopes of being selected as having the best bum at the annual Miss Bumbum pageant.

Contestants first strutted down the runway in cocktail dresses but soon stripped down to bikinis.

More than 500 women had signed up for the pageant, but only 15 semifinalists made it to Sao Paulo. The jury was comprised of six women and  five men.

In the end, 25-year-old Carine Felizardo was proclaimed the most "bootylicious" in her country. Bottoms are regarded with national pride in Brazil, and some carnival beauties reportedly even have their prized assets insured.

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