A bitter Miss Bumbum runner-up has been fined $30,000 after getting into a catfight on stage and stealing the winner’s sash.
This year’s racy Brazilian pageant — which celebrates curvy buns — ended in shambles after runner-up Aline Uva ripped the sash off winner Ellen Santana, screaming that she had won using illegal rear implants.
Now the pageant’s organizers claim that Uva — who still parades herself as ‘Miss Bumbum’ on social media — has refused to give the sash back to official winner Santana.
The Miss Bumbum team says it has sent the sore loser a final warning, giving her five days to return the sash and pay a fine of around $30,000 for damaging the image of the competition and breaking her contract.
An angry Uva was caught on camera storming the stage during the coronation of the new Miss Bumbum in November.
After a tug-of-war, she put the sash on herself and declared that her 41-inch rump was the true winner.
In tears, she said Santana’s behind is “plastic,” while she had worked out every day for her curves.
“I’m the only woman who deserves this title,” she told the stratled audience.
Before the competition commenced, all 27 models, who come from each of Brazil’s states, had to prove their bums were real by providing X-rays.
But Uva insists that the “Miss Bumbum” contest is a farce. Saying, “I can prove all this”.
Despite the shoving and pulling, Santana regained her composure quickly and danced around with the Brazilian flag instead, saying, “My bun is by far the firmest.”
The legal letter from the Miss Bumbum team claims Uva broke her contract and put in doubt the credibility of the contest, which has become immensely popular around the world since its inception eight years ago.
The organizers say that if Uva 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.”
Santana 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.”
Uva however claims she has never received any demands and angrily dubbed the allegations “lies.”
Despite the drama that climaxed the contest, both women appear to be doing pretty well — Santana seems all set to become famous around the world with the Miss Bumbum title, and Uva 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 the land.
The televised competition has 27 contestants who represent the country’s different states, with 15 women making it to the finals.
Contestants are required to have a minimum bum size of 40 inches, and the winner receives 50,000 Brazilian reals (about $12,900) in endorsement deals and instantly becomes a celebrity in the country.
This year’s infamous Miss Bumbum pageant saw the inclusion of two trans-women contestants but some fellow participants were not too pleased.