A Brazilian street sweeper’s good looks are sending the Internet over the edge, but she doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.
Rita Mattos went viral after photos of her cleaning the streets of Rio de Janeiro surfaced on a messaging app.
The 23-year-old reportedly works 12 hour days sweeping streets and emptying drains, and she was initially offended that people were so surprised at how attractive she is.
“People are surprised when they see a pretty girl working as a street cleaner,” Mattos said during an interview. “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.”
“It seems like people have never seen a bum, legs and breasts before. I’m a normal person like anyone else. I’m not famous, I’m just a street cleaner.”
“It’s hard, physical work, good for a firm body. I also go to the gym every day after I clock off. Looking good on the beach is everything.”
“A lot of friends have congratulated me and told me I deserve this recognition. I’ve always dreamed of being a model, but I also don’t want to build up my hopes.” (PHOTOS: People Are Losing Their Minds Over This Smoking Hot TV Meteorologist)