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Brazil’s Miss Bumbum 2017 groped following pageant win

'This is exactly what we fight against.'


Brianna Stone


Published Nov 8, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:44 am CDT

Brazil’s butt-showcasing beauty pageant has transformed into a political platform for many contestants. The Miss Bumbum 2017 was awarded to 28-year-old model and journalist Rosie Oliveira, who is also Miss Peru. Oliveira used her platform to discuss serious women’s political issues.

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Yet despite her poise onstage and campaigning for the rights and respect of women, Oliveira was still groped during an interview directly after her win.

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Maximum reports that a drunk guy grabbed her butt during the interview and Oliveira responded by slapping him across the face.

“This is exactly what we fight against,” she said after slapping the man. “Just because I’m Miss Bumbum doesn’t mean they can disrespect me. I want to show women you can still have a big beautiful bottom and not be treated like an object.”

Oliveira was among several contestants who have been protesting Brazilian President Michel Temer, sporting “out with Temer” T-shirts amid a bribery scandal. The contestants have also been protesting against sexual harassment and used their pageant platform to shed light on issues affecting women.

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During the pageant, Oliveira strutted across the stage holding a Brazilian flag with the hashtag #ForaTemer written across it.

The women also posed for a photo wearing slabs of meat as bikinis to protest ongoing violence against women, and say they are more than just a piece of meat.

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Final do Miss Bumbum 2017: Em tom de protesto, convite da final tem candidatas com biquíni feitos de carne “Nos culpam por ser sexy demais. E as atrizes de Hollywood, qual a desculpa?” Em semana que teve tom de protesto sobre a violência contra a mulher em Hollywood, o concurso traz reflexão em mais um convite polêmico para a sua final. Todo ano o Miss Bumbum divulga um convite polêmico para a final do concurso e esse ano não foi diferente. Se no ano passado as meninas recriaram a Santa Ceia só de biquíni, nessa edição elas foram inspiradas na performance da cantora internacional Lady Gaga. As candidatas se vestiram com biquínis feitos de carne para compor o convite da final. “Isso é uma resposta para todos que falam que somos só um pedaço de carne”, contam. Com 50kg de carne, 8 horas de trabalho entre maquiagem, produção e fotografia, o resultado é um convite para a final da 7º edição do Miss Bumbum Brasil com tom de protesto a favor da liberdade de expressão. A final do concurso, que está em sua 7º edição, acontecerá no Noô Bar, em São Paulo, no dia 06 de novembro. As 15 meninas mais votadas no site farão um desfile de gala e uma apresentação individual. A pontuação fica por conta dos jurados, que avaliarão beleza, apresentação, simpatia e, é claro, o bumbum. Crédito: Marco Pinto | MBB7

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Oliveira was one of 27 women chasing after the 2017 title.

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Although the annual pageant revolves around judging who has the biggest and best butt, this year the women decided to do more. When the contestants were introduced, rather than giving their typical bust, waist, and hip measurements, the women decided to give measurements of more importance.

“My name is Camila Canicoba Llaro, my measurements are 2,202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country,” said Llaor of Lima, Peru.

“My measurements are 13,000 girls suffer from sexual abuse in our country,” said Luciana Fernandez.

Other contestants gave measurements of sexual exploitation and the number of college women assaulted by their partner. The hashtag #MisMedidasSon documented the proceedings.

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2017, 5:34 pm CST