The deputy mayor and councillor for Economy on Lepe council (PP), 35 year old, María Dolores Jiménez, is one of the entrants in this year's Miss Lepe competition, and has appeared nude in this week's edition of the Lepe Urbana magazine that is sponsoring the event.
Although Ms Jiménez declined to talk to the press yesterday, her political opponents were more forthcoming. And surprisingly supportive. The general secretary of the local PSOE party, María Bella Martín, congratulated her for "some fantastic photos, and she looks perfect," while María Luisa di Prisco said that "it is an initiative that should be applauded, and if she wants to do it, I think's it's fantastic because she's gorgeous."
Miss Jiménez appears naked on a beach on the front cover of the magazine while inside, next to a profile, she is shown sitting naked in a field surrounded by books. The profile describes her as a 35 year old agronomic engineer from Córdoba:
"She loves running, and one day she will start and never stop; she also likes reading and talking about what she has read, she loves to read El Pais on a Saturday morning, travelling, Arabic culture and dreaming of living in Africa, which is something that is key to her happiness."
The first prize for the winner of the beauty contest is €500.