Say hello to Brazilian street sweeper, Rita Mattos, who has become an internet sensation over the weekend after photos of her went viral.
The 23-year-old has become such an overnight success, that she is even considering swapping her career cleaning the streets of Rio de Janeiro to become a professional model.
The curvy cleaner has been dubbed ‘Sweeper Babe’ by thousands of her new fans. However, she wasn’t initially happy with the publicity she was receiving, as she believed people were discriminating against her ‘less beautiful colleagues’.
Speaking to Brazil’s Extra newspaper, she said:
People are surprised when they see a pretty girl working as a street cleaner. They say that I could find a better job than sweeping and weeding.
But why should street cleaners, necessarily, be ugly? There is a prejudice against them. I’m very proud of what I do. Apart from working very hard, I have a lot of fun too.Advertisement
Rita, who only earned £400-a-month cleaning the streets, already has an agent, and is now pursuing a career in modelling.
She has even openly stated that she is happy to pose nude and is up for any challenge the industry has waiting for her – but she insists that she won’t give up her day job, which she says helps keep her in shape.
That is a grounded woman, we wish her the best of luck!