Women competing in the fifth edition of the Miss Gordita beauty pageant for plus size women are waiting to exit a bus that is taking them to the show's location at the shopping center in Asuncion. This year 14 participants will promote the fight against discrimination of overweight people — according to the official statistics, 57% of the population of Paraguay is overweight or obese.

Photo: Jorge Saenz / AP Photo / East News

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