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Colombianas Behind Bars Strut Their Stuff In Prison Beauty Pageant
The 2,222-inmate women's prison in Colombia's capital has hosted pageants for 18 years, with TV and musical celebrities serving as judges.
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Inmates in costume walk to the stage to participate in a beauty pageant inside El Buen Pastor women√Ęs prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The contest is held every September to honor the Virgin of Mercedes, the patron saint of prisons. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Inmates strike a pose as they wait in line for the costume parade during a beauty pageant at El Buen Pastor womens prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Beauty pageants are very popular in Colombia and this contest is held every September to honor the Virgin of Mercedes, patron saint of prisons. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Tatiana Noguera sends a kiss to a fellow inmate as she prepares for a beauty pageant at El Buen Pastor women's prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Noguera, who said she is serving two years for theft, won the "Miss Congeniality" crown at the contest held every September to honor the Virgin of Mercedes, the patron saint of prisons. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Inmates get their make-up and hair done before the start of a beauty pageant at El Buen Pastor women's prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The pageant is held every September to honor the patron saint of prisons, the Virgin of Mercedes, and inmates begin to prepare for the contest weeks in advance. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Inmates talk to a prison guard as they get ready for a beauty contest inside El Buen Pastor women's prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The candidates spend weeks preparing for the event held every September to honor the Virgin of Mercedes, patron saint of prisons. The participants competed in costumes and gala dresses. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Inmates Tatiana Noguera, right, and Gloria Gomez wave after being crowned "Miss Congeniality," right, and "Mother Queen" during a beauty pageant at El Buen women's prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Candidates representing the prison cell blocks participate in the contest held every September to honor the Virgin of Mercedes, patron saint of prisons. Noguera said she is serving two years for theft and Gomez acknowledged she was sentenced to six year for trafficking drugs. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Inmates cheer for their favorite candidate at a beauty pageant inside El Buen Pastor women's prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Prisoners representing the prison blocks take part in the contest where candidates prepare for weeks with the help of fellow inmates from their blocks. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Inmate Danllely Quinonez, who says she is serving seven years for drug trafficking, waits her turn to participate in the costume parade during a beauty contest inside El Buen Pastor women's prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Beauty pageants are very popular in Colombia where every September this women's prison holds a pageant on the feast of the Virgin of Mercy, the patron saint of prisoners. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Tatiana Noguera parades in an evening gown during a beauty pageant inside El Buen Pastor women's prison in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Noguera, who said she is serving two years for theft, won the "Miss Congeniality" crown at the pageant held every September to honor the Virgin of Mercedes, the patron saint of prisons. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombianas Behind Bars Strut Their Stuff In Prison Beauty Pageant

The 2,222-inmate women's prison in Colombia's capital has hosted pageants for 18 years, with TV and musical celebrities serving as judges.

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