Miss BumBum 2016 contestants bring traffic to a standstill as they parade...

Miss BumBum 2016 contestants bring traffic to a standstill as they parade their behinds. (PHOTOS)


Women competing to win the title of best bottom in Brazil got into the Olympic spirit on Monday by running in their own 100-metre sprint – in nothing but skimpy bikinis.Hopefuls in the annual Miss Bumbum contest, Brazil’s most popular beauty pageant, brought traffic to a standstill as they ran down the famous Avenida Paulista, the main street of the country’s biggest city Sao Paulo.

The raunchy race marked the start of the seventh year of the competition, in which the women, each representing a Brazilian state, are whittled down to 15 who then battle it out in a live final.

Each of the entrants wore nothing more than a skimpy orange bikini and a sash with the name of the state they their representing emblazoned on it.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games may have been just around the corner but the women seemed sure to make sure

all eyes were on them as they posed for photos.

The traffic stopping 27 finalists marched through the streets in trainers so as best to parade their enviable figures.

In a country obsessed with the female backside, winners of the hotly-disputed contest become overnight celebrities and often go on to earn millions in modelling contracts and endorsements.

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