It’s that time of year again where folks in Latin America, Louisiana, and the Mediterranean are prepping for Carnival, which starts next week in most places. In Brazil, the Carnival Muse competition is underway, where judges select a winner from among representatives of each samba school to open the Rio Carnival parade. Unfortunately, it’s one of the few times Brazil’s darker sisters appear on national television. Fortunately, it’s hot.
(If you have no patience for Portuguese, you can skip the interviews and catch the dancing in the last 45 seconds of the video.)
Fernanda’s one of my favorites from this year: