Call it the Kim Kardashian effect on the world…
Catholics in Brazil are furious over a promotional photo recreating the Last Supper that features sexy women in bright orange thong bikinis.
The women are competing in annual Miss BumBum pageant — there have been five previous events — and recreated Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic scene to draw attention to the event.
…and attention they got, as Catholics have denounced the promotional effort for being blasphemous, according to the Daily Mail.
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And at least one of the ample-bottomed ladies in the photo had her own regrets after seeing the final product.
Daiana Fegueredo — seated in the center, where Jesus sat, because she received the most vote by phone — called the production a “great sin.”
“I completely understand people being angry about it, because even I’m angry and I’m in it,” Fegueredo told the Daily Mail. “For me it is blasphemy. I feel really bad deep inside of me. I’m a practicing Catholic.
“Since I did the photo my heart is tight inside my chest, I can’t sleep and I don’t stop thinking about it. I’ve already asked forgiveness from God, and I ask forgiveness from everyone else. We went too far. We were part of a great sin.”
The pageant’s founder, Cacau Oliver, told the Daily Mail the contest made him think of the Last Supper, where Jesus was betrayed by Judas because of jealousy, with Fegueredo being in the same predicament.
“She is at the center, and the other girls will want to crucify her because she got more votes than them,” Oliver said.
Miss Bumbum 2016 will be crowned on Nov. 9, one day after the U.S. presidential election — it remains to be seen which country exposes their derrieres more.
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