Sign of the times: It takes three months for samba school to find women without silicone breasts

Black Women of Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Well it’s a new year and it’s January which means one thing. The madness of Brazilian Carnaval is right around the corner. Very shortly, scantily clad women and rowdy Samba School choruses will dominate the airwaves everyday for weeks as the country heads into the fall season. In fact, the symbol of the official Carnaval season arriving has already been broadcast on Globo TV. The winner of last year’s Globeleza (Globo beauty) contest, Nayara Justino, has already been seen dancing the samba nearly completely nude in the Globo network’s yearly commercial officially telling viewers « Carnaval time has arrived! » 

Besides the fact that this is about the only time of year one will see an abundance of women of color, another interesting fact recently came out that speaks to standards of beauty and what people are willing to do to achieve this standard. Plastic surgery…

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