Students at one of the world’s top universities have taken time out of their studies to strip naked in a bid to find out who has the best derrière.
Over a dozen Cambridge University students have been named as finalists in the Cambridge’s Best Bum competition.
Applicants stripped naked at famous landmarks including ancient rooftops, the university library, and even the local fish and chip shop, before submitting their saucy photos – but just 18 have made the final cut.
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Nicola, who studies Modern and Medieval Languages at Downing College. poses for a photo on a Cambridge rooftop. She is one of more than 12 finalists in the Best Bum competition
And while Russell Group students are best known for their magnificent brains, these ones seem more interested in showing off their posteriors.
Student newspaper The Tab has today released its list of the university’s top bums, in a fiercely competitive contest that celebrates the best rears every year. Entrants remain largely anonymous, revealing only their first name, their college, and the subject they are studying.
In the running this year is Theology student Godfrey who bared his behind to the heavens as he posed nude on a rooftop.
While Katie, who studies History, bravely posed from a balcony over a canal, presumably much to the surprise of unsuspecting rowers.
Theresa studying Classics at St Catherine’s, left, and Michael studying Economics at Trinity, right, stripped off aboard boats on the River Cam for their entries
Liam, who studies Mathematics at Magdalene, bared his buttocks with an historic Cambridge building as his backdrop. Applicants stripped naked at famous landmarks around the city
Polly, studying Law at Homerton, had the cheek to strip off in a university lecture hall. Dozens of students submitted photos to be in with a chance of winning the Best Bum competition
Rupert, who studies Land Economy at John’s, left his clothes in a pile on the floor outside a university building for his entry, and made the group of finalists vying for the Best Bum title
Another entrant, Politics student Chris, showed off his assets in the library, with a bum that would stun anyone into silence.
Meanwhile Sarah, who studies Architecture, opted to recline on her bed wearing nothing but black knee-high boots.
Law student Polly restored order in a lecture hall, with a rear that would leave little room for legal argument.
Fellow entrant, mathematician Liam, stripped off on his college green with cheeks so perfect they could have been drawn by a compass.
Cameron, who is studying English at Medwards, posed outside a fish and chip shop at night. Student newspaper The Tab has today released the list of the university’s top bums
Katie, who studies History at Clare College, chose a scenic riverside backdrop for her nude
One student known only as Nigel, who is studying Engineering at Jesus, chose a vertiginous rooftop location for his photo
Johnson studying Natural Sciences at King’s, and Angela studying Psychology at Selwyn, wear just a few pieces of sportswear to cover their modesty as they post inside a chapel
English student Cameron opted to bare her bum in front of her local chip shop at night, while some students decided two bums were better than one.
Classics student Theresa stripped off with economics student Michael on a pair of rowing boats, mirroring the Greek Gods she studies.
And Geographer Andrea teamed up with Computer Scientist Emmanuel to watch the fireworks – but their bums were the real show of the night.
Jacob, who studies Medicine at Churchill, bares all as he poses for a snap for his entry. Entrants remain largely anonymous, revealing only their first name, college and chosen subject
Sarah studying Architecture at Sidney, opted to recline on her bed wearing nothing but black knee-high boots in front of a window with the curtains wide open
Godfrey, who studies Theology at Corpus, strikes a pose on top of a scenic rooftop
Marie, studying History of Art at Trinity Hall, chose a night sky as the backdrop for her entry, balancing precariously on top of a wall overlooking the street
Chris, who studies Politics at Queens’, took time out of his late-night library session to pose for a snap – and appeared to be enjoying a glass of wine whilse simultaneously reading a book
Andrea, studying Geography at Wolfson, left, and Davis, studying Computer Sciences at Emmanuel, right, must have been chilly as they watched the fireworks in the buff
The competition is judged by the public and anyone who wants to vote can do so online, and draws in voters from all around the globe.
On The Tab’s website, Polly appeared to be a front runner in the competition, drawing in plenty of appreciative comments.
Cambridge University has been approached for a comment.
In past years, one entrant used Kim Kardashian as his muse as he replicated her infamous Paper magazine cover by donning long black gloves, a pearl necklace and little else.
This will be the fifth annual Cambridge Best Bums Competition, which was forced to change its name from Rear of the Year due to copyright issues.