Brazilian Carnival Queen, Viviane Castro, Bodypaints Obama On Her Nude Body

Carnival in Brazil is full of beautiful people of all shades, dancing to samba and celebrating the many cultures and rich history of the large South American country.  One standout this year was Viviane Castro, known for baring all with the exception of a strategically placed 1 1/2 inch piece of tape, which acts as a modern-day fig leaf.  Last year, Castro’s samba group was fined for her violation of the (rarely-enforced) nudity rule.  This year, however, Castro got political, painting President Barack Obama (right) and Luiz Incacio da Silva of Brazil (left) on her legs with the word “vendese” (translation: “for sale” in Portugese) across her abdomen. When asked the meaning of her body art, Castro said it represented the sale of Brazil’s Amazon to the U.S.  Her statement reflects the concern of many Brazilians, who believe that the U.S. intends to take control over the nation's great natural resources, such as oil and corn, which is used for ethanol production.  

Some may discount Castro because of her nudity, but she has certainly turned that old saying “sex sells” on its head.  Check out the video of her make-up/body art team as they prepare Castro for the festivities and let us know what you think.