Finalists for Brazil's Miss Bumbum contest are allegedly trying to boot the two transgender contestants from the prestigious beauty pageant. Several women participating in Miss Bumbum have gone on record saying that only those "who were born women" should be allowed to compete. The winner of Miss Bumbum receive prize money, a modeling contract, and hundreds of endorsements.
One of the trans participants, Paula Oliveira, isn't phased by her rivals catty behavior, telling SunOnline: "I'm not offended by what they said, because it’s clear they want me out because I’ve got a much sexier ass. They are feeling threatened because they are seeing a trans who is more beautiful than them."
Luckily, Miss Bumbum founder Cacau Oliver has his trans contestants backsides, saying "As long as these women have undergone sex reassignment surgery, and have become fully women, there is nothing that prevents them from taking part. The truth is that, by the law, they are 100 per cent women."
Furthermore, the Miss Bumbum pageant told contestants that it will not tolerate any kind of prejudice. Miss Bumbum organizers even issued a warning that they would disqualify women who complained about the transgender participants, saying "The contest gives full support to the candidatures [of the trans women] and will not yield to any kind of demand or prejudice against them."