Trending: An Unusual Pageant

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It’s an unusual beauty contest in an unexpected location.

Inmates at the Talavera Bruce Women’s Prison in Rio De Janiero participated in the institution’s annual beauty contest.

Women prepare for months to compete.

10 women reached the final out of about 100 who were nominated. Participants are vying for a chance to so-called “prison rewards” like hairdryers and fans.

Organizers say the event provides a self-esteem boost and gives women a chance to spend time with family members who are allowed to attend. The event is in its 13th year.

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