A bitter row has broken out amidst allegations of bribery in the massively popular annual search for Brazil’s most beautiful bum.
With a fortune in endorsements and fame at stake, the 2013 Miss Bumbum competition has turned nasty.
Two contestants are accused of paying thousands of pounds in bribes to judges, reports the International Business Times.
It comes after Brazilian newspaper O Dia reported the names of the winner and runner-up which aren’t supposed to be announced until November.
It said the runner-up had paid nearly £20,000 to judges and that the winner had topped that bribe.
Rival Miss Bumbum 2013 contestants took to social media networks to vent vitriol about the allegations.
“It’s no longer a secret to anyone that Miss Bumbum has been bought and already has a winner,” Poliana Lopes said.
“I’m very sad because the result isn’t deserved, and her bottom isn’t the most beautiful, which in a serious contest would be more right.”
And Sheyla Mell added: “I want to thank everyone for voting for me, but we’re in Brazil where everything has a price.”
It is unclear if an investigation into the bribery charges will be launched. – weborange