- Title: BRAZIL: MISS GAY BRAZIL CROWNED IN RIO DE JANEIRO.
- Date: 22nd August 2004
- Summary: (L!1)RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 22, 2004) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) CONTESTANTS ON STAGE JUDGES CONTESTANTS ON STAGE AUDIENCE VARIOUS OF CONTESTANTS ON STAGE VARIOUS OF INTERMISSION SHOW VARIOUS OF CONTESTANTS IN EVENING WEAR VARIOUS OF CROWNING OF MISS GAY BRAZIL (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) MISS GAY BRAZIL 2004, RENATA FINSKI, SAYING: "It is an advancement to show that a gay, a lesbian, a transsexual has a guaranteed place in the media, in space, in work, it is very important.. thank you." FINSKI BEING CONGRATULATED
- Embargoed: 6th September 2004 13:00
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Entertainment,Quirky,Light / Amusing / Unusual / Quirky
- Reuters ID: LVA8KMZAPF33JBFOMJBOP6ECL2ZA
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- Story Text: Miss Gay Brazil is crowned in Rio de Janeiro.
Mascara, lipstick, and sequins were in plenty supply at the Miss Gay Brazil 2004 beauty pageant on Sunday (August 22) in Rio de Janeiro.
Some of Brazil's most glamorous transsexuals and cross dressers took to the stage in an attempt to capture this year's title.
The contestants modelled traditional costumes and evening wear and performed musical numbers for the crowd.
A teary Renata Finski of Parnanbuco state was crowned Miss Gay Brazil 2004.
"It is an advancement to show that a gay, a lesbian, a transsexual has a guaranteed place in the media, in space, in work, it is very important," Finski said.
The pageant began in 1977 in the central state of Minas Gerais.
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