Zoe Sozo Bethel, a Christian beauty Queen who was crowned Miss Alabama for America Strong in 2021 and was known for her conservative views, died on Friday. The 27-year-old beauty queen died after suffering from brain injuries she sustained when she fell from a seven-story building in Miami. She was only 27 years old.
Very sad to hear of the passing of MISS Alabama (2021), beautiful Patriot, proud Conservative & a wonderful woman of God, Zoe Sozo Bethel.
Sending my deepest sympathies to her family. Rest in Heaven! ?? ????? ?? pic.twitter.com/dYGNXbct9y
— Marcus Watkins (@MWatkins924) February 20, 2022
Bethel Passes Away
Daily Mail reported that Bethel’s family would only say that she was involved in an accident on February 10, though they did not give further details about what exactly this accident was. However, police officers believe she tried to commit suicide.
“Our beloved Zoe Sozo Bethel passed from this life into the next as a result of succumbing to her injuries,” her family said in a statement.
Bethel had represented Alabama in the Miss America for America Strong pageant, which is a pageant that honors single women. She also worked as a commentator for the conservative media company RBSN, which is most known for covering rallies led by the former President Donald Trump.
In loving memory of Zoe. Besides the fact that she was always incredibly stunning, I’ll always remember how convicted Zoe was in her faith in God, how dedicated she was to her beliefs in protecting life, and how much she cared for others. May she rest in peace ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nGRZNDjeC1
— Grace Saldana (@gracesaldanaa) February 19, 2022
We are honored to have known Zoe Bethel. She has been a pillar in the Conservative movement, always moving with grace and wisdom. She has inspired many, and her legacy will continue to touch the hearts of people everywhere.
You will not be forgotten, Zoe.
May she Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/U5e1HtftG5
— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) February 20, 2022
Bethel Suffered ‘Severe Damage To Her Brain’
Bethel’s family said that she suffered “severe damage to her brain/brainstem” from the accident, which occurred in Miami on February 10.
Her brother posted this photo from her hospital room.
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“Zoe touched the hearts of many people,” her family said. They had previously revealed on February 14 that “unfortunately the doctors are saying the damage cannot be repaired & that she may not have much time left.”
Bethel had been active in working with Project Veritas which strives to show the blatant liberal bias in the media. She was also active with the anti-abortion group Students for Life. Abortion was an issue that was known to be a personal one for Bethel.
“I decided to choose life over terminating the innocent life God blessed me with (My daughter),” she once said. “No matter how bad the situation may be, choosing LIFE is always the right choice.”
Bethel’s Family Is In Shock
Bethel’s family has expressed their shock over how sudden her death was.
“This has been an abrupt & very traumatizing situation for our family, & we can imagine how much of a shock this will also be to everyone who knows & cares for her,” they said.
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Bethel’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for her funeral costs, and it already raised over $45,000 at the time of this writing.
Bethel is the second beauty queen to die at a young age in a matter of weeks, as this comes one month after the former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, 30, committed suicide by leaping to her death from a high rise in New York City. It’s horrifyingly sad to see another beautiful young life snuffed out way too soon.
Please join us in saying a prayer for Bethel’s family and friends during this difficult time.