'I admire mum's bottom. I hope mine's as firm as hers when I'm her age': Meet the mother and daughter Miss BumBum models who check each other's bodies are in tip top shape
- Bruna Ferraz, 35, and daughter Eduarda Morais, 19, are both competing
- They are the first mother-daughter pair to take part in the competition
- Her partner walked out because he was jealous of the attention they get
- Bruna's bottom, measuring 43 inches, edges her daughter's 42 inches
A mother and daughter competing in Brazil's Miss Bumbum competition have told how their obsession to win the coveted prize led to the mother's partner of six years walking out on them.
Bruna Ferraz, 35, and her daughter Eduarda Morais, 19, both admit they are desperate to be crowned the country's queen of shapely bottoms.
With both women virtually neck-and-neck in the race with less than two weeks until the grand final on October 9, Bruna and Eduarda both claim they will do anything to pip the other to the post.
'Winning means everything to me, it will change me life forever. But I know it means everything to my mum too,' said Eduarda.
'Now we're both in the final it will all depend on who's got the most beautiful bottom. I admire my mum's bottom. I hope mine will be as firm as hers when I'm her age.'
Voluptuous: Bruna Ferraz (right), 35, and Eduarda Morais (left), 19, are the first mother-daughter duo to compete in Brazil's illustrious Miss Bumbum competition
Sizing up the competition: With both women neck-and-neck in the race following a public vote, both said they will do anything to win with just two weeks to go until the grand final
Pouting for the camera: Eduarda told MailOnline: 'Winning means everything to me, it will change me life forever. But I know it means everything to my mum too.'
It is the first time a mother and daughter have reached the final of the popular pageant, now in it's sixth year, which also debuts a separate contest for over-55s this year.
In a public vote which whittled the original 27 contestants - one from each Brazilian state - to the final 15, daughter Eduarda came 11th with 450,000 votes and mum Bruna 12th with 400,000.
But when it comes to their assets, mum has the slight edge. She has 43 inches of bottom, compared with her daughter's 42 inches.
Despite the intense rivalry, both women, who live together in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, claim they are helping each other in their quest for the trophy - especially since Bruna's long-term partner Pedro packed up and left nine months ago.
The plumber claimed he was fed up with the pair constantly comparing their backsides - although Bruna believes he was actually jealous of the male attention they started receiving when they announced their candidatures.
Bruna, representing Brazil's northern state of Roraima, told MailOnline: 'When we got accepted on the competition we were both pretty euphoric. It was all we talked about, and what we had to do to win.
Sealed with a kiss: In the public vote which whittled the original 27 contestants to the final 15, Eduarda (right) came 11th with 450,000 votes and mum Bruna (left) came 12th with 400,000
Priorities: Bruna (pictured), representing Brazil's northern state of Roraima, was so immersed in the competition that her partner of six years walked out on her - after forcing her to choose between him and the opportunity of becoming Miss Bumbum 2016
Bombshells: 'It was an easy decision to make. I would never let anything get in the way of realising my dream, and certainly no man,' Bruna (right) told MailOnline
'He ended up giving me a choice, pull out or he'd leave me. We'd been together for six years, it wasn't the most perfect relationship but we were living just like husband and wife.
'But it was an easy decision to make. I would never let anything get in the way of realising my dream, and certainly no man.
'He actually accepted my decision without any problems, we didn't even argue about it. He just understood that the competition was more important to me than him, and he moved out.'
With him out of the way, Bruna, who owns a company which sells human hair extensions, says she is even more focused than ever on winning the infamous competition.
She said: 'Being in the contest with my daughter is great because we both encourage each other. But of course only one woman is going to win, and we both want to be her.
'But although we are competing against each other, the contest has brought us closer than ever. Eduarda even chose my hairstyle and the bikini I'll be wearing for the final.
The competition: Eduarda believes that her mother, 16 years her senior, can go on to win the competition and promises that if she does: 'I'll be really happy for her, honestly.' Pictured: The 27 original Miss Bumbum competitors
Sacrifice: Eduarda (pictured), representing Rondonia state, left her job as a beauty product salesgirl to compete in Brazil's most hotly-contested beauty pageant
Eduarda (right) says she and her mother work out, eat and keep a very close eye on each other, adding: 'We are constantly checking each other's bottoms to make sure they are in tip top shape'
'The only time she gets angry is when one of her male friends tells her her mum is gorgeous and asks her to set up a date with me. Then she gets really jealous.'
Daughter Eduarda, who is representing Rondonia state, gave up her job as a beauty product salesgirl to compete in Brazil's most hotly-contested beauty pageant - knowing that winning the trophy means overnight fame and often fortune too.
Over 16million public votes were cast last month to decide who would progress to the Miss Bumbum finals, such is the popularity of the contest in the country.
Eduarda said the two are preparing for next month's grand final together, not just for the company but also 'to make sure she's not doing anything else to win that I don't know about'.
She said: 'We talk with each other about everything. We go out training together, we eat together and keep an eye on what each other is eating, we are constantly checking each other's bottoms to make sure they are in tip top shape.
'I know it's a competition, but there's nothing we don't tell each other about, at least I hope there isn't.'
Even though both fierce competitors are desperate to win, Bruna says the competition has brought her 'closer than ever' to her daughter Eduarda (pictured)
Bruna (pictured) told MailOnline: 'I know it's a competition, but there's nothing we don't tell each other about, at least I hope there isn't'
'If I'm honest I think mum could win it. If she does I'll be really happy for her, honestly, once I've dealt with my own disappointment. It's a pity we can't both win, as most people say our bumbums are identical.
'I suppose it's more genetic than anything, that's why it's such a close call.'
Bruna, too, insists that while both are desperate to grab the Miss Bumbum crown, they haven't engaged in any dirty tricks or backstabbing common, unlike many of the other contestants.
She said: 'I wouldn't call it rivalry. We're together in the same competition, one against the other.
'One of the reasons I decided to enter the contest was because I knew my daughter was competing.
'I think it's cool, to be in this together with my daughter. It's an exciting new phase of our lives. '
'Of course we both want to win. I want to be famous for my bottom in Brazil and all over the world.
Over 16million public votes were cast last month to decide who would progress to the Miss Bumbum finals. Pictured: Eduarda, left, posing for a promo shot with her mother Bruna
'If my daughter wins I'll be extremely jealous of her, especially as I want to win more than her.
'I think she is more likely to win than me, because she is young and has a perfect body.
'But I think I will be a better Miss Bumbum, because I'll be able to deal with the attention much better because I have more experience.
'As a mother I have to believe in my daughter's potential. But I hope to God it will be me.'