Dec 022012

Carine Felizardo

Brazilian model Carine Felizardo was cheered for her rear as she was handed the crown of Miss Bumbum Brasil for having the nation’s best backside.

A jury of six women and five men picked the 25-year-old beauty from 15 finalists in the second annual edition of the contest, held in a Sao Paulo hotel.

“I am very proud of my bumbum,” she said, “(I’m) proud to represent the Brazilian woman.”

“I am overwhelmed, very, very happy,” Felizardo added. “I would like to thank those who voted for me, those who believed in me, my family, my friends.”

Felizardo attributes her win to years of exercise. She reportedly tightened her behind into its current condition with rigorous workouts at the gym.

The night’s 15 finalists were selected from an online preliminary round. Andressa Urach, 25, placed second and Camila Vernaglia, 21, came in third, according to The Sun.

Felizardo was awarded about £1,600 (roughly $2563) in prize money.