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Ahh Brazil, the land of beautiful sandy beaches and lovely women. Also the place where the annual Miss Bumbum Brazil contest is held.
500 women enter the competition each year hoping to be crowned the female with the perfect butt. 27 ladies are picked from that group for the finals. One from each of Brazil's Federative Units, according to the New York Daily News.
Online voting determines the 15 finalists They will then travel to São Paolo in November to compete in front of a panel of judges for the ultimate prize.
Rosana Ferreira won the competition in 2011. She credited years of ballet helped her gain the perfect rear end.
"[Brazilians] definitely have a thing with butts," said Brazilian Graciela Murano, writer and editor for Oddee, according to the Huffington Post. "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."
The official website for the contest says that a recent survey of Spanish men indicates that 81% of them prefer women with curves and big butts and could care less about cellulite.
The winner of the contest takes home $5,000 in prize money, with second prize taking home $3,000 and third place taking $2,000.
Miss Bumbum Brazil 2012 - Intro
Miss Bumbum Brasil 2012 competition
Check out some of the 2012 contestant videos below.