Brazil: Best-butt runner-up hospitalized

Best Butt Runner-Up Hospitalized After Cosmetic Procedure

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A 27-year-old Brazilian reality TV star who was runner-up in a best-buttocks competition has been hospitalized with complications from a cosmetic procedure to enlarge her thighs.

The Conceicao Hospital Group in the southern city of Porto Alegre said Wednesday that Andressa Urach had an infection in her thighs after receiving under-skin injections of a substance to increase volume in the upper legs. She was hospitalized Monday evening.

Urach earlier had been sedated. But the group said in a statement Wednesday that she later woke up and was taken off a respirator.

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ES Campinas (SP) 11/06/2014 - Copa do Mundo - Centenas de torcedores se espalharam no aeroporto internacional de Viracopos em Campinas, entre o saguão e o portão de saída por onde ônibus com os jogadores da seleção portuguesa irá deixar o aeroporto. Na foto, Modelo brasileira rouba a cena na chegada portuguesa. A modelo Andressa Urach aguardava a chegada da delegaçãoo do craque Cristiano Ronaldo . Foto Michel Filho/Agência O Globo
ES Campinas (SP) 11/06/2014 - Copa do Mundo - Centenas de torcedores se espalharam no aeroporto internacional de Viracopos em Campinas, entre o saguão e o portão de saída por onde ônibus com os jogadores da seleção portuguesa irá deixar o aeroporto. Na foto, Modelo brasileira rouba a cena na chegada portuguesa. A modelo Andressa Urach aguardava a chegada da delegaçãoo do craque Cristiano Ronaldo . Foto Michel Filho/Agência O Globo
ES Campinas (SP) 11/06/2014 - Copa do Mundo - Centenas de torcedores se espalharam no aeroporto internacional de Viracopos em Campinas, entre o saguão e o portão de saída por onde ônibus com os jogadores da seleção portuguesa irá deixar o aeroporto. Na foto, Modelo brasileira rouba a cena na chegada portuguesa. A modelo Andressa Urach aguardava a chegada da delegaçãoo do craque Cristiano Ronaldo . Foto Michel Filho/Agência O Globo
ES Campinas (SP) 11/06/2014 - Copa do Mundo - Centenas de torcedores se espalharam no aeroporto internacional de Viracopos em Campinas, entre o saguão e o portão de saída por onde ônibus com os jogadores da seleção portuguesa irá deixar o aeroporto. Na foto, Modelo brasileira rouba a cena na chegada portuguesa. A modelo Andressa Urach aguardava a chegada da delegaçãoo do craque Cristiano Ronaldo . Foto Michel Filho/Agência O Globo
ES Campinas (SP) 11/06/2014 - Copa do Mundo - Centenas de torcedores se espalharam no aeroporto internacional de Viracopos em Campinas, entre o saguão e o portão de saída por onde ônibus com os jogadores da seleção portuguesa irá deixar o aeroporto. Na foto, Modelo brasileira rouba a cena na chegada portuguesa. A modelo Andressa Urach aguardava a chegada da delegaçãoo do craque Cristiano Ronaldo . Foto Michel Filho/Agência O Globo
Andressa Urach (C) a former Miss Bumbum pageant contestant is escorted by members of security out of the grounds during a Portugal team training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Andressa Urach (C) a former Miss Bumbum pageant contestant is escorted by members of security out of the grounds during a Portugal team training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Andressa Urach (C) a former Miss Bumbum pageant contestant is escorted by members of security out of the grounds during a Portugal team training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Andressa Urach (C) a former Miss Bumbum pageant contestant is escorted by members of security out of the grounds during a Portugal team training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Andressa Urach (R) from Santa Catarina state and Camila Vernaglia from Sao Paulo state celebrate after finishing in 2nd and 3rd place during the Miss Bumbum pageant in Sao Paulo on November 30, 2012. All eyes are on Brazil's annual Miss Bumbum pageant in Sao Paulo on November 30 to select the nation's sexiest female rear end. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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She underwent two procedures at the hospital to drain a substance called aquagel that is used in Brazil as an alternative to cosmetic implants.

Urach was runner up in Brazil's 2012 "Miss Bumbum" contest celebrating shapely bottoms.

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Indianara Carvalho (C) from Santa Catarina state poses after winning the the Miss Bumbum Brazil 2014 pageant in Sao Paulo on November 17, 2014. Carvalho, a curvy model from the south state of Santa Catarina was crowned Miss Bumbum, a title rewarding Brazil's sexiest female derriere. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Indianara Carvalho from Santa Catarina state poses after winning the the Miss Bumbum Brazil 2014 pageant in Sao Paulo on November 17, 2014. Carvalho, a curvy model from the south state of Santa Catarina was crowned Miss Bumbum, a title rewarding Brazil's sexiest female derriere. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors pose on the catwalk during the Miss Bumbum Brazil 2014 pageant in Sao Paulo on November 17, 2014. Fifteen candidates compete in the annual pageant to select the Brazil's sexiest female rear end. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The jury watch on during the Miss Bumbum pageant in Sao Paulo on November 30, 2012. All eyes are on Brazil's annual Miss Bumbum pageant in Sao Paulo on November 30 to select the nation's sexiest female rear end. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors of 'Miss Bumbum Brasil 2012', the contest for the cutest bottom, wait to record a TV program in Osasco, a surburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 24, 2012. Brazil's 27 states and Federal District representatives compete for the cutest bottom. Competitors will be eliminated into 15 by internet voting on their website and the winner will be chosen at the grand final in Sao Paulo in November. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/GettyImages)
Competitors pose during the Miss Bumbum pageant in Sao Paulo on November 30, 2012. All eyes are on Brazil's annual Miss Bumbum pageant in Sao Paulo on November 30 to select the nation's sexiest female rear end. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors of 'Miss Bumbum Brasil 2012', the contest for the cutest bottom, walk to take photos before recording a TV program in Osasco, a surburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 24, 2012. Brazil's 27 states and Federal District representatives compete for the cutest bottom. Competitors will be eliminated into 15 by internet voting on their website and the winner will be chosen at the grand final in Sao Paulo in November. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/GettyImages)
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