Uruguayan beauty queen Sherika de Armas, who represented her country at the Miss World competition in 2015 died last week at the age of 26.

Local reports say she died following a two-year battle with cervical cancer.

Friends and family publicly mourned the young woman. Her brother, Mayk’ De Armas wrote: ‘Fly high, little sister. Always and forever.’

The current Miss Uruguay, Carla Romero wrote that De Armas was ‘too evolved for this world.’

She added that the stunning brunette was ‘one of the most beautiful women I have ever met in my life.’

Sherika De Armas, 26, passed away last week following a two year battle with cervical cancer, according to local Uruguayan media

Sherika De Armas, 26, passed away last week following a two year battle with cervical cancer, according to local Uruguayan media

Sherika De Armas, 26, passed away last week following a two year battle with cervical cancer, according to local Uruguayan media

In addition to her pageant life, the brunette beauty established a line of make up and personal care products that emphasized inner beauty

In addition to her pageant life, the brunette beauty established a line of make up and personal care products that emphasized inner beauty

In addition to her pageant life, the brunette beauty established a line of make up and personal care products that emphasized inner beauty

Lola de los Santos, the 2021 winner of Miss Uruguay, also offered her condolences to the early passing of De Armas.

At the 2015 Miss World competition, which was held in Sanya, China, De Armas was one of the only then-18-year-olds to compete.

Though she did not make the top 30 in the competition, she was called ‘one of the young promising talents of Uruguay’ for her ‘beautiful face, towering height and charismatic personality.’

In her non-pageant life, De Armas sold beauty and lifestyle products through the Shey De Armas Beauty Studio, which she founded.

In a previous Spanish-language interview, De Armas said she had ‘always wanted to be a mode, whether a beauty model, an advertising model or a catwalk model.’

‘I like everything related to fashion and I think that within a beauty pageant, any girl’s dream is to have the opportunity to participate in Miss World. I am very happy to be able to live this experience full of challenges,’ she said.

In addition to her pageant and beauty-line pursuits, Dar Armas also devoted her time to the Pérez Scremini Foundation, which helps fight childhood cancer.

The pageant queen competed on behalf of her country in the 2015 Miss World competition in China

The pageant queen competed on behalf of her country in the 2015 Miss World competition in China

The pageant queen competed on behalf of her country in the 2015 Miss World competition in China

De Armas' older brother paid tribute to his sibling on Instagram, writing: 'Fly high, little sister. Always and forever'

De Armas' older brother paid tribute to his sibling on Instagram, writing: 'Fly high, little sister. Always and forever'

De Armas’ older brother paid tribute to his sibling on Instagram, writing: ‘Fly high, little sister. Always and forever’

A friend of the late beauty queen's posted a story of De Armas roller skating with short hair, presumably while she was going through cancer treatment. They wrote that De Armas is no longer in pain and that they her forever

A friend of the late beauty queen's posted a story of De Armas roller skating with short hair, presumably while she was going through cancer treatment. They wrote that De Armas is no longer in pain and that they her forever

A friend of the late beauty queen’s posted a story of De Armas roller skating with short hair, presumably while she was going through cancer treatment. They wrote that De Armas is no longer in pain and that they her forever

De Armas sporting her Miss World Uruguay sash

De Armas sporting her Miss World Uruguay sash

Current and former title holders commemorated their fellow beauty queen on social media after her passing

Current and former title holders commemorated their fellow beauty queen on social media after her passing

Current and former title holders commemorated their fellow beauty queen on social media after her passing

Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 45, though over 20 percent of YS diagnoses happen after the age of 65.

According to the National Cancer Institute, when cervical cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, the five-year relative survival rate is 91 percent. Once it has spread to nearby tissues and organs, that rate plummets to 60 percent.

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