A young Brazilian beauty queen has died after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor in her abdomen.
Vanessa Soares, 21, passed away Wednesday morning, August 4, during her emergency surgery at Roraima General Hospital in Boa Vista, Roraima.
Before her death, Soares won Miss Rorainópolis in 2016 and 2020. She also won the Miss Teen Roraima pageant in 2018.
A cousin of Soares, according to Brazilian news outlet G1, said that the three-time beauty pageant winner was at her home when she felt pain in her abdominal area Tuesday night and visited the Cosme Silva Emergency Room.
She was then transferred to Roraima General Hospital, where additional testing detected the tumor near her liver.
Soares ‘had a very serious pattern of hypotension and hemorrhage caused by abdominal tumors.’ the hospital said .
‘Despite all the efforts of the medical team, the young woman did not withstand and died at dawn on Wednesday,’ the Roraima Health Department added.
‘She has always been an admirable, loving, captivating, friendly girl. Beautiful inside and out,’ her brother Matheus Soares wrote on his Instagram account next to a photo of the siblings hugging.
‘She is gone, but she is kept in my heart.’