Beauty contest behind bars

Posted on October 1, 2005 

Beauty contest behind bars

Female prisoners at Colombia’s biggest prison have been competing in a beauty pageant.

Female prisoners at Colombia's Buen Pastor Prison compete in the Miss Congeniality beauty pageant

Inmates of Buen Pastor Prison are rivals for the title of Miss Congeniality 2005.

The contestants include armed robber Heidi Leon and drug trafficker Yury Uribe.

They list hobbies such as ‘listening to the radio’.

Yury, who was arrested trying to enter the US with half a kilo of heroin in her stomach, was the eventual winner.

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