Saturday, November 15, 2008

The best 'bums' in the world

A woman from Brazil and a man from France can claim to own the best bottoms on the planet after winning a derriere competition in Paris.

Judges said Brazilian 20-year-old Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak had best female bottom, while French 27-year-old Saiba Bombote was named the most beautiful male bottom.

More than 45 finalists from 26 countries competed, with the two winners receiving an underwear modelling contract, $15,000 prize money and an insurance contract for their bottoms.

Members of the judging panel included supermodel Adriana Karembeu, astronaut Paolo Nespoli, FHM France Editor-in-chief Lomig Guillo and Sloggi underwear chiefs.

Candidates entered the competition by submitting their photos to, where 11,200 entries were received.

More than 31 million votes were cast by the public.

Candidates from all over the world competed in the live finale, held in Paris.