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Is The Carnival “Queen” Of Samba Role Too Sexy For A 7-Year-Old?

Brazil carnival often has an anything-goes kind of attitude, but the naming of a 7-year-old to the coveted role of drum corps queen is causing controversy this year. Julia Lira has been appointed to the duty, usually reserved for barely-dressed models, by her father Marco Lira, who is the president of Viradouro samba group. If…
By: Annika Harris / February 8, 2010