Miss BumBum Is Back! Search For Brazil's Rear Of Year Returns As Voting Begins Online

Miss BumBum is back - and voting for the title of Brazilian rear of the year has begun online.

Contestants lined up in Sao Paulo city centre on Monday as the fifth instalment of the annual competition was officially launched.

A total of 27 women, one from each of the South American nation’s states, are competing for the top prize.

They’ve been whittled down from more than 500 applicants.

And the 15 that receive the most amount of votes via the event’s website will go forward to a live televised pageant on November 9, according to local media.

The hopefuls donned green and yellow bikinis to strut their stuff at various locations in the city.

Traffic stopped and hundreds of fans came out to catch a glimpse of the glamorous wannabes.

With just hours of public voting gone, the current leader is Luciana Hoppers from Santa Catarina with 12.57%.

Camila Gomes from Minas Gerais is in second place, while Claudia Pires from Piaui is in third. 

But that could all change, before the competition take place later this year.

(picture credits to Agencia EFE/REX Shutterstock)

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