Miss World Brazil Catia Pedrosa passes away from cancer

21 Mar 2018 | Angelique Reyes

Catia Pedrosa was an actress and model, the first representative of the Rio de Janeiro to be elected Miss World Brazil in the year 1983. She even became the second runner-up at the Miss World 1983 pageant later that year.

In June of 1988, it was cover of the magazine Playboy and became the first ex-miss to pose naked for a masculine publication after Vera Fischer.

Sadly for this beauty queen, her demise was a painful one. Catia had previously suffered from Panic disorder, due to which she had attempted suicide nine times. However, she dies of abdominal cancer, which the former beauty queen had been diagnosed with just a few years back.


Miss World Brazil Catia Pedrosa passes away from cancer


Sonia Lima, the wife of Wagner Montes, president of Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro, was close to the beauty queen and broke the news of her demise to the world. Catia was previously married to Wagner Montes and they were also parents to a son.

She wrote on her Instagram,

“LUTO - I knew you very young, full of dreams, we were working friends, but we never imagined that one day your son would become my son of heart, you're leaving, you'll rest from the journey, but you'll be quiet, because you will not depend on me I will always be here taking care and watching over him. @wagnermontesfilho for whom I have affection and love as mine. this photo is a reminder of the good times of our lives. may God receive it with open arms .. rest beloved # CatiaPedrosa #luto

Affinity is not explained, friendship is not strengthened, trust is not bound and a feeling is not controlled.”



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Fans have poured in condolences and expressed grief at the ex-Miss World Brazil’s demise. She was only 55 years old and is survived by a son.