Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, 28, Dies From Breast Cancer

Tue, December 20, 2011 12:24pm EDT by 8 Comments
Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, 28, Dies From Breast Cancer

The latino beauty queen passed away on Dec. 17 after her two-year battle with breast cancer at the young age of 28. Is this the saddest thing ever?

Eva Ekvall  passed away in a hospital in Houston, Texas, at age 28, leaving an inspired family and country behind her. After she was crowned Miss Venezuela in 2000, she went on to be a runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant, news anchor for Venevision, author and breast cancer advocate.

She was just 17-years-old in 2000 when she received the title Miss Venezuela. Ten years later in February 2010 — at the age of 27 — she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer during her pregnancy with her first and only child, Miranda.

Eva was forced to undergo eight months of treatment including a mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy. She documented her battle with breast cancer through her book book Fuera de Foco — Spanish for “Out of Focus” — which included photographs of her throughout treatment.

“I hate to see photos in which I come out ugly,” told El Nacional, a Venezuelan-based newspaper, in an interview in 2010. “But you know what? Nobody ever said cancer is pretty or that I should look like Miss Venezuela when I have cancer.”

Eva joins the list of young celebrities who have encountered this ugly disease so early in life: most recently Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed at 36, Christina Applegate was also diagnosed at 36 and singer Kyle Minogue at 36, and the singer Anastacia at 34.

Her story is heartbreaking, but she is an inspiration and influence to women around the world. Our thoughts are with her family in this difficult time!

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you inspired by Eva’s story? Weigh in below.

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_rema doll ekvall shaminasi kurag

Posted at 12:00 AM on January 6, 2014  

₹ eva god will always love what ever happen”€

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Jhomarusi yue smith

Posted at 11:56 PM on January 5, 2014  

_ha beauty queen representing of venezuela has pay away at the the age of 28_

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Jay cabibang

Posted at 11:52 PM on January 5, 2014  

:-) what happeng to eva at the young age’ 27 death of a brest canser’

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Larry aquilo

Posted at 7:34 AM on October 23, 2013  

…oh no why..!!! She my favorite and she is my idol since when i was a 9 years old,,,god bless you eva god will always guide you,,

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Larry capili aquilo jr.

Posted at 2:40 AM on October 22, 2013  

,,,when i heard that eva ekvall has pay away…how many days b4 i move on,all i can do is cry,lonely,she is my favorite contestant of miss universe 2001,,

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Larry capili aquilo jr.

Posted at 2:40 AM on October 22, 2013  

,,,when i heard that eva ekvall has pay away…how many days b4 i move,all i can do is cry,lonely,she is my favorite contestant of miss universe 2001,,

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Nretana

Posted at 5:13 PM on December 20, 2011  

This is why it is improtant that we inform our young ladies about breat cancer, so sorry to have lost such a gorgeous person from inside and out, my prayers go out to her family.

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Venus Yuleth

Posted at 1:20 PM on December 20, 2011  

Realmente me impresiona / ya que en estos
Momentos / yo estoy pasando por esa misma circunstancia .

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