Brazil’s Peladão is one of the largest football tournaments in the world. Each of the 800 competing teams are required to ﬁeld a beauty queen, who competes in a parallel beauty pageant. Rules state that if a losing football team is knocked out of the league, they can be reinstated if its beauty queen reaches the ﬁnal rounds of her competition.
Newly selected Peladão beauty queens gather at Manaus football stadium for
pre-match judging and registration.