Sir Mix-a-Lot’s favorite Brazilian beauty contest is back again this year and it’s already creating headlines. As part of the Miss Bumbum 2016, contestants participated in a recreation of Michelangelo’s ‘Last Supper’ and immediately sparked outrage in the Christian community. Some call the image tasteless and sacraligious particularly when it comes from a country responsible for the world’s largest statue of Jesus.
Pageant creator Cacau Oliver disagrees and told the Daily Mail,
“It was the last meeting of the women before the grand final. It reminded me of ‘The Last Supper.’ It was where Jesus was betrayed by Judas, because of jealousy, and like it or not the woman with the most votes is also the target of jealousy.”
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) October 25, 2016
Daiana Fegueredo, the girl in Jesus’s seat, has received the most votes while her envious challengers are positioned around her to glare and show off their assets one final time. A devote Catholic, Fegueredo regrets her participation in the photo and released a statement apologizing to her critics,
“I completely understand people being angry about it, because even I’m angry and I’m in it. For me it is blasphemy. I feel really bad deep inside of me. I’m a practicing Catholic.
Since I did the photo my heart is tight inside my chest, I can’t sleep and I don’t stop thinking about it. I’ve already asked forgiveness from God, and I ask forgiveness from everyone else. We went too far. We were part of a great sin.”