Once netizens grabbed a hold of Rita Mattos' picture on social media, they quicky went viral, pushing the latin beauty to over 90k followers on Instagram.
The maintenance employee for the Municipal Urban Cleaning Company of Rio de Janeiro became an instant star.
She told Brazil’s Extra newspaper she has worked since she was 16 years old and is proud of what she does, reports Asiantown.
The work also keeps her in good shape. “People get scared when they see a pretty girl working as a street sweeper. They say I could get a better job than stay sweeping and weeding,” she said.
“Why do street cleaners must necessarily be ugly? There is a prejudice. But despite that the work is quite intense, I have so much fun.