Mirjana Puhar: Kelly Cutrone ‘Shocked’ By ‘ANTM’ Star’s Tragic Death

So sad. Kelly Cutrone, a judge on Season 21 of 'America's Next Top Model', has revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY how she is dealing with the loss of her friend, Mirjana Puhar. Mirjana Puhar, 19, was allegedly murdered in her boyfriend's Charlotte, North Carolina home, and now her former America's Next Top Model friends are coping with their loss. One of Mirjana's many beloved acquaintances was Kelly Cutrone, 49, who judged the aspiring model on Season 21 of the series. Still reeling from the heartbreaking news, Kelly told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY how she feels about the loss of Mirjana.

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Mirjana Puhar: Kelly Cutrone Reacts To ‘ANTM’ Contestant’s Death — So Sad

Mirjana touched so many people in her 19 years, including Kelly, who released the following statement to HollywoodLife.com exclusively:

“I was shocked and deeply saddened when I woke up this morning and heard the news of Mirjana’s passing. She was a beautiful, funny, smart, amazing girl. My heart goes out to her family and I’ll always hold her and her memory in an elevated place.”

So tragic. Our hearts go out to Kelly and everyone who knew and loved Mirjana.

Mirjana Killed In Alleged Triple Homicide

It was horrifying to hear the news that Mirjana had been allegedly murdered in her boyfriend’s apartment on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Charlotte. Her boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado, was also found dead inside the apartment, along with his roommate.

Although it is still unclear to the CMPD how and why Mirjana and the two men were killed, they have been able to capture and charge their initial suspect with first degree murder. That suspect is 18-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, who police also believe is connected to a fourth murder that happened on Sunday, Feb. 22. So shocking

Our thoughts remain with Mirjana’s family and friends during this difficult time.

— Lauren Cox, Reporting by Katrina Mitzeliotis