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    Attention Ladies: You Have To Pass A Virginity Test To Get A Teaching Job In Brazil

    Apparently, having an intact hymen is now a job requirement. Women hoping to become teachers in Brazil are now being asked to undergo gynecological exams in order to verify that they are “healthy.”

    Working in the education system is a coveted job in the South American country and the Brazilian government has reportedly required this kind of testing since 2012 for women hoping to enter the field. Prospective female teachers must either have a pap smear and be screened for STDs or, if they’re under the age of 25, must provide a doctor’s note confirming they aren’t sexually active.

    While the tests have been in place for years, the Sao Paulo Public Prosecutor’s Office is now investigating why the tests are necessary for women to obtain teaching jobs and whether the invasion of privacy is legal under Brazil’s constitution. The department requires employees undergo other tests such as mammograms for women over 40 years old and prostate exams for men over 40 years old in order to ensure candidates are able to maintain their positions long-term, but the intimate nature of the tests required for females is sparking outrage amongst women’s rights groups.

    This isn’t the first time Brazil’s gotten in trouble for its “virginity tests.” The state of Bahia had the same requirement for women hoping to join the state police force, but suspended those tests last year after encountering plenty of public criticism.

    Miss Bumbum 2014 Contestants Hope To Have Brazil's Best Butt

    Most pageants may judge a woman’s beauty at face value, but not this one.

    In Brazil, the “Miss Bumbum” contest is a nationwide annual undertaking to find the best derriere. This year's 27 contestants, who represent the country’s different states, were announced last week.

    “Miss Bumbum 2014” will start in São Paulo on August 11. Brazilians have until November to vote online and determine the 15 finalists for the finale. This year the pageant will have a historic first after twins Rafaella and Graziella Fornazieri, representing Alagoas and Ácre respectively, entered the contest.
    Dai Macedo, a 25-year-old model with a 42-inch bottom, was crowned “Miss Bumbum 2013.”

    "It's a lot of work, a lot of devotion," Macedo told Agence France-Presse by way of an interpreter after winning the title. "I denied myself a lot of things. No nightclubs. No sweets. I went to the gym Saturdays and Sundays."

    The winner of the pageant receives 50,000 reais (approx. $22,000) in endorsement deals and instant celebrity in Brazil.

    World Cup 2014 : All about Mexican 'Jesus' Ochoa who did not let Brazil through

    Guillermo Ochoa. Remember this name because you will hear it for some time to come in football World Cup season. The Mexico goalkeeper turned an overnight sensation after throwing up an impenetrable shield around his post against Brazil.

    Mexico frustrated World Cup hosts and five-time champions Brazil and held them to a 0-0 draw at the Estadio Castelao on Tuesday. Brazil had no answers to the brilliance of Ochoa, nicknamed Memo.

    He pulled off an incredible diving stop from a Neymar header and seven more extraordinary saves to deny the pedigreed Brazil an easy march toward qualification from Group A.

    Such was his showing that experts suddenly brought up references to the saves of legendary (USSR) goalkeeper Lev Yashin. 

    Not one of football’s superstars, not even in his own team, Ochoa played his club football for AC Ajaccio in France.

    The 28-year-old is looking for a new club after quitting Ajaccio following their relegation from Ligue 1. He has been linked with move to Olympique Marseille. This performance will send his ratings soaring.

    The social media sphere buzzed with mention of Ochoa after his spectacular show. There were almost 2 million mentions of Ochoa on Twitter during the match, according to Twitter Reverb. The numbers are guaranteed to swell.

    Basketball hero Kobe Bryant hailed "OCHOA!! Incredible" in a tweet within minutes of the game ending. Ochoa's Wikipedia page was hacked to hail him as “the Mexican Jesus after his performance against Brazil”.

    Ochoa did a lap of honour around the Fortaleza Castelao Stadium after one of the great World Cup goalkeeping performances.

    He remained poised in his moment of glory. "I believe this was the best match of my life because this was a World Cup game and this is very important," Ochoa said.

    "We have to move on, celebrate with my teammates and my family, but move on because the path is still long.

    “Thank God I made those saves and now it's time to keep on working."

    Ochoa is the most capped of the three Mexican keepers chosen for this World Cup.

    He is finding his place in the sun after heartbreak in 2010. He was expected to be first choice at 2010 World Cup in South Africa before then-coach Javier Aguirre opted for veteran Oscar Perez.

    Ochoa won a league title with Mexico City side America in 2005 before moving to France in 2011.

    A very proud Mexico coach Miguel Herrera put things in perspective after the match. “In my memory, I can’t remember a goalkeeper performing like that in a World Cup.”

    "I don't know whether I can think of another goalkeeper in memory... someone who has done what Memo did today," Herrera told a news conference.

     "Memo today had high-level saves, gave the certainty to the team that we needed and gave confidence that we're well covered."

    Ochoa came in for praise from Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. "I didn't like the Mexican goalie," Big Phil joked to reporters. "He did very well, he was spectacular. The defences he did were spectacular. Calm, tranquil, he knows how to play, is well positioned.

    "I think he really was the best player in the match and Mexico has a very good quality team."

    As Katy Perry is hard at work, her husband Russell Brand enlists supermodel Cindy Crawford and sex symbol Sharon Stone to keep him company

    She is one of the most popular singers in the world and he is cementing his place in Hollywood so they're busy schedules mean they' don't get to spend much time together.
    But Russell Brand seemed to have no problem finding a female companion to keep him company while his wife Katy Perry was hard at work in Brazil.
    And who better to fill her place than an international supermodel.
    Work and play: Katy Perry rehearsed for the Rock In Rio concert in Brazil yesterday while her husband cosied up to supermodel Russell rand at a party in Los Angeles   Work and play: Katy Perry rehearsed for the Rock In Rio concert in Brazil yesterday while her husband cosied up to supermodel Russell rand at a party in Los Angeles
    Work and play: Katy Perry rehearsed for the Rock In Rio concert in Brazil yesterday while her husband Russell Brand cosied up to supermodel Cindy Crawford at a party in Los Angeles
    The Get Him To The Greek star, 36, smiled broadly as he posed with Cindy Crawford.

    And in case the 45-year-old wasn't enough woman for him, Russell enlisted the company of ageless sex symbol Sharon Stone, 54.
    Celebrity friends: The pair were at the premiere of Mexico: The Royal Tour which sees CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg visiting memorable destinations with that nation's leader
    Celebrity friends: The pair were at the premiere of Mexico: The Royal Tour which sees CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg visiting memorable destinations with that nation's leader

    Moving on to a blonde: Russell also posed animatedly with seductive actress Sharon Stone, 53
    Moving on to a blonde: Russell also posed animatedly with seductive actress Sharon Stone, 53
    Moving on to a blonde: Russell also posed animatedly with seductive actress Sharon Stone, 53

    They were at the premiere for Mexico: The Royal Tour at luxury resort JW Marriot in Los Angeles.
    The show sees CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg visiting memorable destinations with that nation's leader.
    But Russell looked as though he misread the dress code, exposing his arms in a waistcoat.
    Our idol: What was supposed to be a relaxing dinner with friends after rehearsals turned into a fan frenzy but ever-the-professional Katy posed with the excited girls
    Our idol: What was supposed to be a relaxing dinner with friends after rehearsals turned into a fan frenzy but ever-the-professional Katy posed with the excited girls

    After his wife adds yet more tour dates, Russell Brand reaches out to a pretty crew member on set

    He's known for his tactile manner but Russell Brand will raise more than a few eyebrows with these shots of him holding a pretty girl's hand.
    The reformed lothario, 36 , is on set in Miami where he's filming new movie Rock of Ages, and the fair haired maiden is clearly a crew member.
    Russell is given to such displays of warm affectionate towards people that such tender gestures largely go unnoticed.

    But the fact that the pair of them were holding in hands today in a manner normally reserved for romantic couples is striking.
    It comes hot on the heels of news that Brand's wife of eight months, pop sensation Katy Perry, is extending her tour well into November.
    A source told the Mail: 'Katy has only four days off until the end of September, when she’s in Brazil.’
    Showgirl: Perry has extended her tour
    Showgirl: Perry has extended her tour
    She hopes Russell will join her but isn’t sure whether he will be allowed entry because of his criminal record. She is taking a few days off for their first anniversary in October which they plan to celebrate in the UK.’ The pair are even have even put their L.A home in trendy Los Feliz on the market, with friends reporting it is empty most of the time.
    When Brand delivered his best man's speech at rock legend Noel Gallagher's wedding at the weekend in England, Perry, 26 , was unable to be by his side.
    Brand is said to have brought the house down by affectionately lampooning the former Oasis great, and telling stories about his new wife, Sara McDonald. Read More

    What will Katy say? After his wife adds yet more tour dates, Russell Brand reaches out to a pretty crew member on set

    He's known for his tactile manner but Russell Brand will raise more than a few eyebrows with these shots of him holding a pretty girl's hand.
    The reformed lothario, 36 , is on set in Miami where he's filming new movie Rock of Ages, and the fair haired maiden is clearly a crew member.
    Russell is given to such displays of warm affectionate towards people that such tender gestures largely go unnoticed.
    But the fact that the pair of them were holding in hands today in a manner normally reserved for romantic couples is striking.
    It comes hot on the heels of news that Brand's wife of eight months, pop sensation Katy Perry, is extending her tour well into November.
    A source told the Mail: 'Katy has only four days off until the end of September, when she’s in BrazilShe hopes Russell will join her but isn’t sure whether he will be allowed entry because of his criminal record. She is taking a few days off for their first anniversary in October which they plan to celebrate in the UK.’
    Showgirl: Perry has extended her tour

    Showgirl: Perry has extended her tour

    The pair are even have even put their L.A home in trendy Los Feliz on the market, with friends reporting it is empty most of the time.

    When Brand delivered his best man's speech at rock legend Noel Gallagher's wedding at the weekend in England, Perry, 26 , was unable to be by his side.

    Brand is said to have brought the house down by affectionately lampooning the former Oasis great, and telling stories about his new wife, Sara McDonald.

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