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Sex workers turn models for a night in Rio fashion show
Daspu, a wordplay on the expression 'Das putas' that means 'The hookers' in Portuguese, is a fashion house founded and run by the city's prostitutes. (Photo: AP)
Daspu, a wordplay on the expression 'Das putas' that means 'The hookers' in Portuguese, is a fashion house founded and run by the city's prostitutes. (Photo: AP)
A sex worker rests before taking part in the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Daspu, a wordplay on the expression "Das putas" that means "The hookers" in Portuguese, is a fashion house founded and run by the city's prostitutes. (Photo: AP)
A sex worker rests before taking part in the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Daspu, a wordplay on the expression "Das putas" that means "The hookers" in Portuguese, is a fashion house founded and run by the city's prostitutes. (Photo: AP)
Maria dos Santos, a sex worker, right, performs during the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Daspu is owned by Davida, a Brazilian NGO that works towards better health, safety and legal conditions for sex workers. (Photo: AP)
Maria dos Santos, a sex worker, right, performs during the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Daspu is owned by Davida, a Brazilian NGO that works towards better health, safety and legal conditions for sex workers. (Photo: AP)
Sex worker Lourdes shows her tattoo that reads in Portuguese "I'm a whore" during the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Prostitutes and advocates paraded summer collection.(Photo: AP)
Sex worker Lourdes shows her tattoo that reads in Portuguese "I'm a whore" during the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Prostitutes and advocates paraded summer collection.(Photo: AP)
Sex workers joke around before modeling creations at the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Photo: AP)
Sex workers joke around before modeling creations at the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Photo: AP)
 A sex worker looks at the camera during the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Photo: AP)
A sex worker looks at the camera during the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Photo: AP)
Transexual Julyanna Barbosa takes a selfie as she prepares for the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Photo: AP)
Transexual Julyanna Barbosa takes a selfie as she prepares for the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Photo: AP)
A sex worker models a creation at the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Photo: AP)
A sex worker models a creation at the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Photo: AP)