Miss Alabama 2021 winner Zoe Sozo Bethel has died, her family said, days after she sustained severe brain damage in an accident. The beauty pageant contestant and conservative commentator died on Friday 10 February. Her death was confirmed in an Instagram post made by her family on Sunday 20 February. Beauty Queen Zoe Sozo Bethel has died after suffering horrific injuries, eight days after she was involved in a mysterious accident
In the touching social media tribute, Zoe’s family said that the young woman “touched the hearts of many people.”The family also shared an array of photographs of the beauty queen, including videos of her holding a “Jesus is King” flag and images of her in her sash.
They did not specify what sort of accident Zoe was involved in. At the time, they also shared a fundraising page for Zoe’s medical bills, which has received over $41,000 ($A56,900) in donations. The donations were also going toward resources for Zoe’s daughter, the family said.
“Unfortunately the doctors are saying the damage cannot be repaired & that she may not have much time left.”The family begged Zoe’s 25,000 followers for prayers, however unfortunately later confirmed that she did succumb to her injuries. Weeks before her untimely death, the beauty queen had shared messages of hope on her Instagram account. She captioned one shot of herself wearing a red top with a quote she said was by Joan of Arc.
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying,” Zoe wrote on January 18.
Many of her 25,000 Instagram followers have left messages honouring Zoe.
“Her beauty, her grace, her heart … a stunning woman that would stop everyone in their tracks. May she rest peacefully,” said former Republican congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik.“I am so sorry for your loss,” added conservative commentator Tomi Lahren. Zoe was also a conservative commentator and worked in collaboration with Project Veritas and Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA.
She was the current Miss Alabama for America, not Miss Alabama as they are two different organisations.
Author: Bunmi Johnson
New York, USA