Brazilian Miss BumBum winner who appeared on cover of Playboy is jailed eight years

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Brazilian Miss BumBum winner who appeared on cover of Playboy is jailed eight years for prostitution and drug trafficking after furiously stripping off as police arrested her at hotel

  • Flavia Tamayo was arrested last year over drug-trafficking and prostitution
  • She is believed to have been part of criminal organisation set up by sex workers 
  • Also known as Pamela Pantera, she was in pornographic movies and on Playboy
  • In 2018, she won a regional Miss BumBum beauty pageant competition 
  • Her arrest made headlines when police officers tried to apprehend her and she caused a scene at a hotel, taking her clothes off in front of the officers

The winner of a Brazilian Miss BumBum competition who also appeared on the cover of Portuguese playboy has been jailed for eight years.

Flavia Tamayo, who also goes by the name Pamela Pantera, was found guilty of dealing drugs and prostitution after being arrested last year. 

The adult film star was part of an all-women drug-trafficking scheme run by a criminal organisation set up by prostitutes. 

Flavia Tamayo (pictured), who also goes by the name Pamela Pantera, was found guilty of dealing drugs and prostitution after being arrested last year

Flavia Tamayo (pictured), who also goes by the name Pamela Pantera, was found guilty of dealing drugs and prostitution after being arrested last year

Investigators found that the pornographic actress and her accomplices had specialised in the distribution and sale of Class A narcotics, including cocaine. 

She was imprisoned in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo between June and September last year pending her trial.  

The police investigators found that the group had been selling drugs to wealthy customers in the Federal District where the capital Brasília is located. 

The customers are believed to have paid between 500 and 1,000 Brazilian real (£70 – £140) for the group’s services.

Flavia Tamayo, also known by her adult film industry name Pamela Pantera and dubbed the 'Powder Queen' for her involvement in selling class A drugs

Flavia Tamayo, also known by her adult film industry name Pamela Pantera and dubbed the 'Powder Queen' for her involvement in selling class A drugs

Flavia Tamayo (left and right), also known by her adult film industry name Pamela Pantera and dubbed the ‘Powder Queen’ for her involvement in selling class A drugs

CCTV footage of Flavia Tamayo's arrest last year has been released showing her being taken by the arm of a plain-clothes police officer (pictured)

CCTV footage of Flavia Tamayo’s arrest last year has been released showing her being taken by the arm of a plain-clothes police officer (pictured)

Tamayo, who has been dubbed the ‘Powder Queen’, once featured on the cover of Playboy in Portugal, and she also participated in a regional Miss BumBum contest – which rewards the women with the best buttocks – which she won in 2018.

She also featured in pornographic films, according to Brazilian online magazine Last Second, in which she went by her industry name Pamela Pantera.

Her arrest made headlines when police officers tried to apprehend her and she caused a scene at a hotel, taking her clothes off in front of the officers and guests. 

Tamayo, who has been dubbed the 'Powder Queen', once featured on the cover of Playboy in Portugal (pictured)

Tamayo, who has been dubbed the ‘Powder Queen’, once featured on the cover of Playboy in Portugal (pictured)

During the raids carried out by the police on 5th June 2020, during which they served 37 arrest warrants, they seized large amounts of cocaine, firearms and ammunition.

Investigators at the time said that they believed that the criminal organisation run by the prostitutes had a ‘sex programme’ that involved supplying escorts and drugs to rich clients.

When she was arrested last year, she was found with a small amount of marijuana and rolled-up dollar bills which she said were used to take drugs.

CCTV footage of her arrest has now been released, showing her carrying shopping bags as she is approached by a plain-clothes officer who takes her by the arm and leads her away. 

‘The information we have is that she created a package, a combo of prostitution and drug sales, either for the consumption of that [sexual] relationship, or for a later,’ prosecutor Rafael Correa said at the time of her arrest last year.

‘She worked at first as a call girl providing drugs to people who were contracting her services,’ he said. ‘But there is also evidence that she also had something like a drug delivery service in the federal capital.’ 

While prostitution itself is not illegal in Brazil, employing sex workers and running brothels are. 

The court said that the model can serve her sentence in a semi-open regime and the sentence can be appealed.

Flavia Tamayo's arrest arrest made headlines when police officers tried to apprehend her and she caused a scene at a hotel, taking her clothes off in front of the officers and guests

Flavia Tamayo’s arrest arrest made headlines when police officers tried to apprehend her and she caused a scene at a hotel, taking her clothes off in front of the officers and guests

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