Miss Bumbum 2017: Brazilian pageant contestants wear meat bikinis in statement against sexual harassment

'We are not just a piece of meat. We are blamed for being too sexy. And with Hollywood actresses, what was the excuse?'

The women wore outfits made of raw meat
The women wore outfits made of raw meat

Contestants at a beauty pageant in Brazil wore “beef bikinis” to protest against sexual assault and harassment.

Five models in the Miss Bumbum competition posed in the outfits to show solidarity with victims of assault, amid the ongoing harassment scandal in Hollywood.

The women wore around 50kg of beef steaks to make a statement about being treated as “pieces of meat” in the entertainment and modelling industries.

One contestant told Brazilian media outlets: “We are not just a piece of meat. We are blamed for being too sexy. And with Hollywood actresses, what was the excuse?”

The costumes were inspired by the “meat dress” - an outfit made entirely of raw meat - worn by Lady Gaga at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2010.

This year’s Miss Bumbum contest, an annual pageant featuring 27 contestants from across Brazil, took place in San Pablo this week.

Rosie Oliveira, 28, was crowned this year’s winner.

Last year, contestants caused outrage when they posed in bikinis to recreate Christ and his disciples in their version of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

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