The winner of Cambridge University ‘s ‘Best Bum’ competition has said she is more proud of her victory than she was of winning her college place.
The law undergraduate, named only as ‘Vita’, today called it a victory for “body acceptance”.
She was crowned the winner of the annual competition run by The Tab student newspaper after a picture of her naked and leaning against an oak tree at Homerton College scooped 24.32% of the votes.
“I don’t have the most athletic figure and I have quite a considerable bottom and thighs.It says a lot about how far the world has come in body acceptance.
“I have worked hard to accept my body. I wanted to prove that to myself by doing something I wouldn’t usually do.
“I didn’t even expect the photo would be in the Top 10 – let alone be the winner.
“I’ve never been so proud of something like that. I’m probably more proud of that than getting into Cambridge.”
The Tab’s competition called for “every type of tush – all shapes and sizes” to be submitted, adding:
“At the end of the day, bums are just bums. We’re not looking for glamour shots, just a lovely, creatively taken photo of your bottom.
“All bums are beautiful and we at The Tab want to celebrate that.”