Miss Alabama Zoe Suzo Bethel, a religious beauty pageant contestant and conservative commentator, died Friday in Miami from head injuries sustained in a mysterious accident, her family announced on social media.
Her family wrote on Facebook: “Our beloved Zoe Suzu Bethel has passed from this life to the next after her death from her injuries.”
Bethel, 27, represented Cotton State in the Miss America Strong contest, which honors single women.
She was also a political commentator for RBSN, a conservative media company known for its coverage of former President Donald Trump’s rallies, according to her family.
According to family posts on social media, Bethel suffered “severe damage to her brain/torso” on February 10 in an unspecified accident in Miami. She was in a coma until February 18 before her death.
The family did not reveal the type of accident that caused the injuries, and Miami police did not provide any details.
DailyMail.com has contacted the Miami Police Department for comment.
Miss Alabama Zoe Suzo Bethel, 27, has died of head injuries sustained a week earlier.
Zoe Suzo Bethel, who appears with Donald Trump Jr., was a political commentator for RBSN, a conservative media company.
“Zoe has touched the hearts of many people,” the family posted on social media.
“Unfortunately, the doctors say the damage is irreparable and that she may not have much time,” said a letter published on 14 February.
Bethel has also worked with the anti-abortion group Students for Life and Project Veritas, a right-wing organization that aims to demonstrate liberal bias in media reporting.
She posted on Facebook from the Supreme Court building during the debate over a Mississippi law limiting abortion to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy: “Today we pray for a victory for those who have no voice in the heart of Roe v. Wade.”
The issue was very personal to her.
“I decided to choose life over ending the innocent life that God (my daughter) has blessed me with,” she wrote on social media. “No matter how bad the situation is, choosing LIFE is always the right choice.”
Her smile lights up her Instagram page, which usually shows her dressed to the end, sometimes in a form-fitting, lame gold evening dress, and other shots show her casual side in an elegant saffron dress sitting on a riverside.
She has also worked with the anti-abortion group Students for Life and Project Veritas, a right-wing organization that aims to demonstrate liberal bias in media reporting.
Miss Alabama Zoe Suzo Bethel, 27, a beauty pageant contestant and conservative commentator, died Friday in Miami from head injuries sustained in a mysterious accident.
A video clip appeared on her Facebook of her stepping through a grove of pine trees in a white dress and white shoes, flashing her huge smile and waving a large banner reading “Jesus is kind.”
The 27-year-old beauty seemed ready to take on the world due to her conservative beliefs.
She was reportedly kicked out of a fashion show in 2018 due to her beliefs.
Atlanta-based Ursula Wiedmann Models sent an email to Bethel telling her they would no longer work with her due to her “racist political connections,” according to Fox News.
Bethel told Fox that it was because she posted a picture of her with Donald Trump Jr.
Weidmann confirmed the email to Fox, but said Bethel was not tied to the contract.
Bethel sustained severe damage to her brain/ torso on February 10 in an unidentified accident in Miami. She was in a coma until February 18 when she died
“We operate in a diverse industry and do not tolerate any kind of intolerance,” Weidmann said in a statement. “We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”
Miss USA 2019, Chesley Crest, 30, was found dead Sunday morning after jumping from a New York City skyscraper.
The Bethel family said they were stunned by her sudden death.
“This has been a very surprising and shocking situation for our family, and we can only imagine how traumatic it will also be for everyone who knows and cares about her,” they wrote on Facebook.
The family accepts donations to cover Bethel’s funeral costs through a GoFundMe page.
Burial arrangements are still being planned.
This is the second miss to die this year.
Former Miss USA Chesley Crest, 30, jumped to her death from a 60-story New York City high-rise in January.
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