Brazil’s most dangerous female criminals wore high heels and dressed for a beauty pageant inside maximum security jail. Ten inmates walked along a makeshift catwalk on Wednesday after having their hair and make-up done at the Talavera Bruce jail known for fights and riots.
This year’s beauty pageant was won by Bruce was 29-year-old Mayana Alves, who had seven arrest warrants when she was arrested in 2015 for cargo theft.
‘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.’