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Inmates celebrate as the winner is announced yesterday.
Inmates celebrate as the winner is announced yesterday.
Image: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

In photos: Brazilian prison crowns Miss Penitentiary 2011

Around 100 inmates participated in this year’s prison beauty pageant.
Aug 10th 2011, 1:11 PM 1,986 8

ONE LUCKY woman has beaten around 100 fellow contestants to secure a coveted beauty pageant title: Miss Brasilia Penitentiary 2011.

Several Brazilian prisons take part in the annual event, which is judged by a modelling agency. Of the dozens who participated, just 12 were selected for the final.

But only one inmate could take the crown:

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