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Brazil Prison Hosts an Annual Beauty Pageant for Prisoners

World | Associated Press | November 24, 2017, 4:54 pm
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 Mayana Rosa Alves reacts after winning the jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Mayana Rosa Alves reacts after winning the jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Female inmates wear evening gowns on the morning of their annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Female inmates wear evening gowns on the morning of their annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An inmate holds still as an event volunteer applies her blush for an annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

An inmate holds still as an event volunteer applies her blush for an annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Female inmates in evening gowns take part in their jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Female inmates in evening gowns take part in their jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Michelle Rangel prepares for the contest at the jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Michelle Rangel prepares for the contest at the jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Female inmates pose in evening gowns during their jail's annual beauty contest at the Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Female inmates pose in evening gowns during their jail's annual beauty contest at the Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A tattoo of a weapon covers the arm of a female inmate waiting to compete in the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A tattoo of a weapon covers the arm of a female inmate waiting to compete in the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Inmate Michelle Rangel, current

Inmate Michelle Rangel, current "Miss Talavera Bruce" beauty pageant titleholder puts on her heels before defending her title at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A female inmate holds still as an event volunteer uses a hair curler to prepare her to compete in the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A female inmate holds still as an event volunteer uses a hair curler to prepare her to compete in the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Female inmate Rossana Goncalves gets emotional as she hugs her kids as they reunite on the sidelines of competing in her jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Female inmate Rossana Goncalves gets emotional as she hugs her kids as they reunite on the sidelines of competing in her jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A female inmate competes in her jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A female inmate competes in her jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)