updated 2/18/2009 4:53:14 PM ET 2009-02-18T21:53:14

The Carnival beauty famed for proving it's possible to get too naked for Brazil's samba parades is looking for the spotlight again — by painting her body with an image of President Barack Obama.

Viviane Castro last year made headlines by appearing as a samba school drum queen while wearing nothing but a tape 1.6 inches wide — managing to violate a little-enforced nudity rule and drawing a penalty for her group.

Castro, 26, said she will wear slightly more on Friday — but will still have plenty of room to have Obama's image placed somewhere on her body for all to see.

The exact location won't be revealed until Sao Paulo samba school X-9 Paulistana parades Friday night, said spokeswoman Ana Neiva.

"This year I will come back with minimal clothing again but honoring the great political figure Barack Obama," Castro told the G1 Web site in comments confirmed by Neiva. "Everyone, in a certain way, is looking at him to create a good government and take the world out of the crisis."

X-9 Paulistana's parade theme is about the Amazon, but Neiva said the school decided to add the American president to the mix because "Obama will be different in making sure the environment is preserved."

Another dancer, Daniela Dufi, will also have Obama's image painted on her body, Neiva said.

Plastic replicas of Obama are also the top-selling masks for Carnival this year.

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