Miss Bumbum contestant fined £25k for stealing winner’s sash in catfight and claiming she had a fake butt
This year's final of the racy Brazilian pageant – which celebrates curvy backsides – ended in shambles after runner up Aline Uva ripped the sash off winner Ellen Santana, screaming that she had won using illegal butt implants.
Now the pageant's organisers claim that Aline – who calls herself Miss Bumbum on social media – has refused to give the sash back to official winner Ellen.
The Miss Bumbum team say they have sent the sore loser a final warning, giving her five days to return the sash and pay a fine of around £25,000 for damaging the image of the competition and breaking her contract.
Angry Aline, a masseuse from northern Brazil, was caught on camera storming the stage during the coronation of the new Miss Bumbum last month.
After a tug-of-war, she put the sash on herself and declared that her 41in-bum was the true winner.
In tears, she said Ellen’s behind is “plastic”, while she works out every day for her curves.
“I’m the only woman who deserves this title,” she told the audience.
Earlier in the competition all the 27 models, who come from each of Brazil’s states, had to prove their bums were real by providing X-rays.
But Aline mysteriously insisted: “Miss Bumbum is a farce. I can prove all this.”
Despite the pulling and shoving, Ellen regained her composure quickly and danced around with the Brazilian flag instead, saying, “My butt is by far the firmest.”
The legal letter from the Miss Bumbum team claims Aline broke her contract and put in doubt the credibility of the contest, which has become immensely popular around the world over eight years.
They say that if Aline does not comply with their demands they will file a lawsuit against her in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Founder Cacau Oliver said: “What happened was absolutely unacceptable and I will take this action all the way. There were irreparable damages to the contest.”
Ellen added: “She literally attacked me and took the sash by force, I was left frozen at the time and did not know what to do, it was like an assault.”
Aline claims she has never received any demands – and angrily dubbed the allegations "lies".
Despite the contest's dramatic climax, both women appear to be doing well – Ellen looks set to become famous around the world with the Miss Bumbum title and Aline has been telling fans she has landed the cover of one of Brazil’s biggest men’s magazines.
The Miss Bumbum competition has been held annually in Brazil since 2011 and aims to crown the best buttocks in Brazil.
The televised competition has 27 contestants who represent the country’s different states, with 15 women making it to the finals.
Contestants have to have a minimum bum size of 40 inches or 100cm and the winner receives 50,000 Brazilian Reals (about £10,175) in endorsement deals and instantly becomes a celebrity in the country.
This year’s competition saw the inclusion of two trans women for the first time, although rivals of one – Paula Oliveira, 27 – tried to get her booted out of the contest because she was born a man.
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