IBNS: Sherika De Armas, who represented Uruguay in the Miss World competition in 2015, has died after fighting against cervical cancer for two years.
She was 26.
“Fly high, little sister. Always and forever,” her brother, Mayk’ De Armas, said on social media, reports New York Post.
Anto Ciavaglia, a close friend, wrote as quoted by the newspaper, “I remember you with that beautiful glow.”
In the 2015 competition, De Armas failed to reach the top 30 stage but was one of only six 18-year-olds to compete in the showpiece event.
“I always wanted to be a model, whether a beauty model, an advertising model or a catwalk model,” she said in a translated interview with NetUruguay, per Univision. as quoted by New York Post.