In a shocking move that has stunned a nation overly-obsessed with the female derriere, organizers of the annual Miss Bum Bum Brazil Competition have said the competition will make a dramatic change which can potentially be for the better. In an interview with O'Globo Newspaper, President of the Miss Bum Bum Competition Luiz de Oliviera said that starting from next year the competition will switch from being a "flesh feast" to an "intellectual contest" and will be called Miss Brainy Brazil.
Questioned about what was it that prompted such a drastic change to a competition that many Brazilian men have grown to love throughout the years, Mr. de Oliveira replied:
"It is a well-known fact that Brazilian women are the most beautiful in the world and they just ooze sex-appeal. That said, I have come to the realization that this is typically how the world views our women. When they see Brazilian women, all they seem to think about is ass, ass, ass and sex. People must realize that there are more fascinating things about our women other than sex-appeal."
Mr. de Oliveira further went on to explain that the replacement Miss Brainy Brazil competition will feature a question and answer segment in which the contestants will be quizzed on their knowledge of general trivia and they will have to wear an evening-gown with no plunging necklines and the back and arms must not be exposed. For the talent segment the competitors will have to either solve a Rubik's Cube in two minutes or less or face off against each other in a knockout chess match.
Many Brazilian feminists celebrated the move. One particular on-line blogger who writes articles for the website feminina.com, Paula Soares called it "a major victory." Many horny men though, accustomed to cheap erotic thrills, are outraged. A group of about one thousand angry protestors, some holding placards took to the streets of Sao Paulo to vent about what they described as the "destruction of Brazilian culture." Asked to comment on the matter, protester Leonardo Silva, in a sarcastic quip, responded:
"It's wonderful to know that our country is slowly changing into Saudi Arabia. I am eagerly looking forward with great optimism to that glorious day when Carnival and alcohol are banned."