Imagine seeing criminals hitting the runway and showing their off their beautiful persona. That’s what happens every year in a jail in Rio de Janeiro. This women’s jail, according to report holds some of Brazil’s most dangerous female criminals.
The beauty pageant for these criminals is actually aimed at improving their self-esteem. During the competition the judges checked for their beauty, appeal and attitude whilst the prison’s other 440 inmates and relatives applauded.
This year’s Miss Talavera Bruce was 29-year-old Mayana Alves, who had seven arrest warrants when she was arrested in 2015 for cargo theft, DailyMail reports.
‘Everyone is very glad to be with their family, she said. ‘Walking the catwalk, I was nervous but happy at the same time. She added: ‘I just wish I had won my freedom as well and could my sash with me out of here.’
Last year’s winner Michelle Rangel, a 28-year-old drug trafficker, said: ‘During this moment, I don’t feel like I am in jail. My soul is freed.’