Queen of Latvia announces resignation upon learning of an unexpected diagnosis
This Tuesday, January 3, the arrival of the participants who will try to keep the Miss Universe 2022 crown to the city of New Orleans began, but one of the 85 candidates will not be able to make it to the appointment and must remain in Venezuela, where she was preparing her participation. in the contest. Kate Alexeeva, a candidate from Latvia , announced through her social networks that she was resigning from the contest.
The Latvian model refined the last details for her arrival in the American city with intense preparation in Caracas. However, the dream of Miss Latvia 2022 was cut short when she found out that she had tested positive for Covid-19 and she would not be able to make it to the final ceremony on January 14 of the 71st edition of Miss Universe.
In her Instagram account, the influencer revealed that shortly before the New Year she was diagnosed with the virus and that some complications arose that still have her in recovery, for which she was forced to give up competing for the crown that this year she has for name “The force of good” and has a value of 5.3 million dollars .
“ I am forced to revoke my participation in Miss Universe this year. I still can’t believe I’m saying this. This decision is made because of my health. The health of the other contestants and their families is a priority,” said the businesswoman.
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After the unexpected announcement, Inga Raduga, Latvian director of Miss Universe, wrote a message of encouragement to her compatriot: “ I know how upset you are, but that’s life. I hope you shine and that everyone sees your beauty in Miss Universe 2023 ”, She said in support of Alexeeva, who hoped to keep the crown that has been in the hands of Indian Harnaaz Sandhu for 13 months.