Paraguay has recently celebrated the sixth edition of a beauty pageant like no other.
Called Miss Gordita (Miss Chubby) the pageant aims to celebrate overweight women and promote self-confidence.
To enter Miss Gordita, participants must weigh more than 70kg and take part in a three month program with a nutritionist, psychologist and image consultant.
According to figures from the Health Ministry of Paraguay, nearly 60% of the population is overweight or obese, but the Miss Gordita contestants still report discrimination on a daily basis due to their size.
The competition features traditional pageant segments such as fashion parades and a swimsuit portion.
Contestants also take part in psychological counselling, which some contestants say was the most life changing part of the process.
This year the title of Miss Gordita was won by Gabriela Venialgo, 20, a student who weighs 103kg.
2016 contestant Jessica De Souza told The Guardian: "After this programme on self-esteem and self-development, I am now freer and I feel confident enough to speak my mind."
The prize for the competition is a two year contract with a modelling company and one year in the fashion trade.
After the competition, participants can go on a weight-loss regime for a year under the care of a psychologist and nutritionist.