The Peladao, football and beauty
“Gooooooooooooal!” On the beach, in the street, at the back of an empty lot … Throughout Brazil, everyone plays “futebal”… In Manaus it’s the same, everywhere and with no reason to play, because for Brazilians football is the reason to live. But in the heart of the forest, there is an event where football has to share the limelight. In Manaus a competition takes place every year which brings together the beautiful game and the beautiful forms of the loveliest girls in the Amazon. It is called the Peladao. We spend a week-end with Erika and her team on their way to the semi-finals.