Maria Gracinda Teixeira is a former model and ballerina from Rio De Janeiro and claims to be John McCain’s former lover from 1957.

In his 1999 book Faith of My Fathers, McCain talked of a “Brazilian fashion model” he met as a young sailor. Teixiera, now 77 years old, was tracked down by local press, and told them John McCain was “a good kisser”.

The former beauty queen recalls: “He was a lovely person and loved to go out with me. I called him ‘John’ but he was my dear and my coconut dessert.”

Bottom line: McCain likes beauty queens. Ergo, he will help make America a more beautiful place.