Veronica Veron wins Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant
Veronica Veron, an inmate at the Talavera Bruce Prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has won the Miss Talavera Bruce 2018 beauty pageant.
She beat competition from nine (9) other contestants in the 13th edition of the annual beauty contest.
Convicted of murdering her lover, Veronica is serving a 15-year jail term at the women’s prison.
She also expressed how elated she is to have won the beauty pageant.
“It was good to be able to participate in the pageant. I didn’t expect to win, first place but I’m really happy, and really surprised,” she said.
They were initially selected based on their behaviour records.
Local volunteers give the contestants complete makeovers and outfits for the event.
Families of these inmates are also allowed to watch the event live from the prisons.
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Source: Yaw Sarpong