The popular Brazilian competition, Miss Bumbum, has been rocked by scandal after six contestants were accused of cheating by using Robots, an online software to influence their votes.
Organisers confirmed on Monday that six finalists out the 15 well-endowed curvy contestants have docked 40,000 votes each “for the use of or attempted use of robots to interfere with the public vote.”
This comes after the popular beauty pageant launched a probe following claims that some of the women had used computer software to influence thousands of online votes in a just a few hours.
The contestants include favourite for the title Rosie Oliveira, representing the jungle state of Amazonas, who came first in the public ballot with 149,404 votes.
Others involved in the cheating scandal include second-placed Pietra Maya, who got 148,547 votes, and third-placed Hellen Cristyan, who gained 144,736, including three others who have not yet been identified.
The scandal, which could see the women eliminated from the competition, has now thrown the pageant into confusion with just weeks to the final day of the contest, holding in Sao Paulo on November 6.