Miss Peru Universe 2016, Valeria Piazza, 27, was rushed to the hospital after suffering illness, informed the beauty contest organizer, Jessica Newton, on her Instagram account.
Newton also revealed that Piazza suffers from an immune system disease since birth, without giving any more details to the press. “Her body attacks itself”, she told 24 Horas, “and she needs to be stabilized, and given treatment”, Newton added.
The Miss Peru organizer also said that she is currently sedated and that the rumors that said that the model had been on extreme diets or had undergone surgeries are completely false. According to Newton, some also believed that she had caught a tropical virus, which was discarded after the appropriate tests were run.
“Valeria has been hospitalized for a few days and is very delicate. In spite of how complicated her health is, she hasn’t lost her beautiful smile”, wrote Newton on her Instagram account.
Valeria Piazza won the Miss Peru Universe sash in 2016 and arrived to the final stage of the international phase of the competition. “She also participated in Miss Model of the World 2014, where she was a semifinalist, and in Tropic Beauty World in 2015, where she was a finalist”, is explained in The Sun.
The model was also involved in a car accident in 2016 that left her with serious injuries.
Valeria had announced her engagement in 2017 to her long-term partner Pierre Cateriano.