Samba queen and model Erika Canela has been crowned the winner of the annual Miss BumBum competition.
Bottoms on parade: Miss BumBum contestants line up as they strut down the catwalk to convince the judges that they have the most shapely bottoms in Brazil
For the last 12 months, 16 women have battled it out for a chance to be officially named the owner of the sexiest bottom in Brazil. However, the contest crowned its first black winner, Canela, during the final at a Sao Paulo nightclub. Aside from the mouth-watery modelling deals, Canela goes home with £12,000 (N6.6m).
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Glee: Medical student Erika Canela, pictured, 24, was crowned this year's winner
Canela reportedly said she was very happy to "show the Brazilian beauty''. ''I was very surprised I am very happy and grateful to my mother, who voted for several mornings," she said.
Winners: Over 17 million people voted in the competition - more than the number of people who voted for Brexit. The top three finalists are pictured with the winner Erika in the middle
Glamour: Erika, pictured, who gave up modelling to pursue medicine, told of her joy at winning after she became the first black woman to win the Miss BumBum
On display: For contestants like the one pictured, having a bigger and firmer bottom than the rest often also means working every day on their backsides in the gym, thousands spent on treatments and anti-cellulite creams, and gruelling bottom-enhancing diets
Canela, pictured, whose 42-inch bottom was one of the biggest in the competition, samba-ed for the crowd after she was crowned champion
Cleo Cadillac, 33, pictured, strutted up the catwalk in a sequinned bikini. She had previously told MailOnline how she had hoped to win the competition
Congrats to Canela!