- iSDaily Thursday – February 15th, 2018 – Episode 030
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Dude, sit right down right there and get ready to watch a Brazilian Beauty pageant. I bet you’re interested. I bet you’re REAL interested. Now as you sit there, picture if you will the contestants walking in. Now, really think about it. Make sure your eyes are closed. I bet I can imagine the pictures that are in your head. Now, open your eyes, because YOU get to meet the beauty pageant winner, and the person’s name is……..well…..read the story below. ENJOY!
A 76-year-old former construction worker in Brazil now has a new title to go beside grandpa: He’s Sao Paulo’s handsomest elderly man.
Naturally, he was proud.
“Participating and winning this little trophy means a lot to me mainly because when you’re as old as I am, it’s an achievement,” he told AFP in the video above.
The pageant is held by the Sao Paulo state health department to promote self-esteem among older people, according to Nilton da Silva Guedes. He’s the health director at Sao Paulo Centre for Elderly Care, which hosted the pageant.
“We’ve been doing this competition for 14 years, and one of its purposes is to promote self-esteem among the elderly, healthy aging, to draw the elderly from inside the house where they’re doing nothing, to come here and do some exercise, dance, even participate in a beauty pageant, to show a different side to beauty,” DaSilva told AFP.