Inside Brazil's Biggest Prison Beauty Pageant

Brazil, known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful people, is home to the biggest pageants in the world. Each year, Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Earth are crowned in the country. And at the Penitenciaria Feminina da Capital in Sao Paolo—South America's largest all-female maximum security prison—so is Miss Max. Unlike traditional pageants, the contestants competing for the title of Miss Max are currently serving long sentences for crimes like drug trafficking, kidnapping, and even homicide. They are, however, judged using the standard pageant criteria: beauty, poise, and talent—plus their record of good behavior. This year, LGBTQ inmates can also vie for the title of Mr. Congeniality. We travel to Sao Paolo, Brazil, to capture the days of preparation leading up to the crowning of Miss Max, which includes runway training from a professional choreographer and a day of hair and makeup courtesy of some of Brazil's best stylists. We also talk with the incarcerated contestants about how a beauty competition can help them temporarily escape the monotony of their lives behind bars. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA

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SireMaleyva: I'm brazilian and understand every single word they say but I still reading the subs wtf lol

Andrea Blue: the moment that the girl told her mother she loved her on stage really got me

Andrea Blue: All for love

Cassy Dane: Give this man a medal

babygurl xo: Bianca deserves ms international .. she's the hottest

babygurl xo: That host is such a sex predator EWW fucking creep!!!

babygurl xo: Tatiana 😍😍😍

babygurl xo: I hate the way he made Bianca kiss him EEWWW

P eace: Eli Nathan The form of gender expression seen in the pageant is evidence to the principle that one's genitals do not correlate to one's gender identity, which isn't merely notional given the complexities of human physiology.
Simply revealing that there is more to gender identity than the more incomprehensive social constructs (eg: Male genitals equal male gender identity or female genitals equal female gender identity). Titles such as: Mr, Ms or Miss, could therefore be perceived as incorrect and not always applicable based upon gender alone when gender identity is considered, nor is a title generally applicable where it is not relevent to the individual in question.

Who Cares: He gives me the vibe of a straight guy pretending to be gay 😂

imunderyourbed: Is stove trans?

Ricardo Fernandes: Muito bacana esse video! Parabens pela realizacao!

Kurby Pinky: ...What the heck...THESE WOMEN ARE FREAKING CUTE! LOL LOL Darn you Brazil! DARN YOU! 😆😆😆😆

Diogo Martins: AMEI

shalini kumari: I literally had my favourite contestant. hehehehe

Eli Nathan: but lesbians are women, not men, so why call them "mister" as if they are not women for being gay?

Anjaye Marie: @31:50 you know her pu**y rate just went up in the prison.  Them girl probably throwing the booty at her now.

Leia Jiang: Holy shit forget the pagent i cant draw like 9:05

maressa *-*: brasil é o melhor pais

f a t o s

Irida24: When the girl took the chance to say 'Mum I love you so much' and the guy with the most uprooting tone said 'You should have thought about it before ending up in here!!!!' 😮
That savagery may not have been needed!  
And the way he stares at the girl walking away at 32:36... just..😖

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