Miss Venezuela 2000 Winner Eva Ekvall Dies of Breast Cancer at Age 28


UK Today News: Eva Ekvall, a former Venezuelan beauty queen, died of breast cancer in a hospital in Houston, USA on December 17, 2011. She was 28.

Eva Ekvall in 2000

Eva’s family stated that her remains would be cremated in Houston on Monday, December 19, 2011 and a service is scheduled to take place in Venezuela a few days later.

Eva Ekvall was crowned Miss Venezuela back in 2000 and she was also the third runner-up at the Miss Universe 2001 pageant in Puerto Rico. She was a well-known model, television presenter and an actress in Venezuela.

After she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, in February 2010, Ekvall had to undergo eight months of treatment, which she later wrote about in a book where she spoke about her struggle with the disease. The book titled Fuera de Foco (Out of Focus) included photos of her while she was undergoing treatment for the disease, in addition to e-mails sent to her family and close friends.

She was the wife of radio producer John Fabio Bermudez and she was the mother of a two-year-old daughter.