Zoe Sozo Bethel has died at the age of 27 from head trauma. The model, who won the Miss Alabama title in 2021, had suffered a tragic accident for which she had been in a coma since February 10. This is the second tragedy in less than a month in the world of beauty pageants, because on January 31 the model Cheslie Kryst (Miss United States 2019), died after rushing into the void from a building in New York.
“Our beloved Zoe Sozo Bethel passed from this life to the next as a result of her injuries. In this time of mourning, fervent prayers are requested for family members, and the family asks that their wishes for privacy be honored and respected. The family members sincerely appreciate all the kind words and expressions of love towards Zoe,” the family said on the same social networks of the model.
“On Friday, February 18, 2022, our beloved Zoe Sozo Bethel passed from this life to the next as she succumbed to her injuries,” her family wrote via social media. A few days ago, her loved ones had requested help for the model. “Zoe suffered an accident last Thursday night, February 10, suffered serious damage to her brain and is in a coma. The doctors say that the injuries he suffers are definitive and that he has little time left to live,” they said at the time.
After the sad outcome, Zoe Sozo Bethel’s family called on her followers and the press to respect her grief: “We pray that God’s will be fulfilled, despite their situation. This event happened so abruptly that in the family we are traumatized and we can imagine the shock it will be for all those who know and love her,” the message continued. “Please respect our privacy during this time and keep us by Zoe’s side in your prayers.
According to investigators in the case, the victim “fell from a third-story window,” and was taken by Miami rescuers to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. The Miami-Dade County Department of Forensic Medicine determined the cause of death as serious head trauma, and death as an accident. Nothing strange is suspected. Bethel, a single mother with a son, was a political commentator, and ambassador for the conservative group Turning Point USA. His social media page states that he recently participated in a Veritas Project conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, and at the Trump National Doral Resort.
Mourning in the reigns of the United States
Another fact that caused sadness in the world of catwalks was the death of Cheslie Kryst, Miss United States in 2019, who died last Sunday, January 31 when she threw herself from the window of her apartment in Manhattan, according to the New York police, who confirmed her death to several media. Kryst’s body was found at 7 a.m. in the Orion Building on 42nd Street, a luxury skyscraper in this area of midtown Manhattan near Times Square where she resided on the 60th floor.
Kryst, who was 30, was currently collaborating on the variety show Extra, whose producers issued a statement saying they were devastated and saying she was “a much-loved part of Extra’s big family.”