Contestants competed in a contest that challenged the modern inclusive standards of beauty.
Miss Plus Size Carioca was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and 24 plus size models walked the ramp at the beauty pageant that celebrated curves.
Take a look!
The spotlight is on plus size models, who hope to leave no stone unturned to defeat their curvy competitors and win the title.
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A contestant gets her make up done.
Curves are good at this pageant. A contestant strikes a stunning pose for the camera.
Have curves, then flaunt it. Participants flaunt their voluptuous curves during the swimsuit round.
People came in large numbers to support the contestants who were willing to give their best shot to win the pageant.
Age is just a number here with models aged 18-45 participating to win the title.
But despite the tough competition, there's always time for a selfie.
It's show time. This lady in blue quickly checks her phone before stepping on stage.
There were tense moments backstage.
But all was forgotten the minute the pageant wrapped up. Contestants leave all their tension behind and hit the dance floor to celebrate.