The beauty pageant community mourns the untimely loss of Sherika de Armas, the former Miss Uruguay and a contender for the Miss World title in 2015. She succumbed to cervical cancer at age 26, marking a tragic end to her battle with the disease that spanned over two years.
Crowning Glory at 18
At the tender age of 18, Sherika clinched the title of Miss Uruguay. This momentous achievement fulfilled her lifelong dream of being acknowledged as one of the world’s most beautiful women.
“I Always Dreamt of Being a Model”
Representing Uruguay in the 2015 Miss World pageant hosted in China, Sherika expressed her passion for modeling in beauty, advertising, or on the runway. She enthusiastically embraced the experience, stating, “I always wanted to be a model… I am overjoyed to live this dream.”
A Diverse Career Path
While Sherika did not make it to the final 30 in the Miss World pageant, she carved her niche in the beauty and fashion industry. After her reign as Miss Uruguay, she transitioned into entrepreneurship, establishing the ‘Shey de Armas Beauty Studio.’ The venture garnered widespread acclaim for its dedication to enhancing natural beauty.
Advocacy for Social Causes
Sherika’s dedication extended beyond the glamour of the pageant world. She actively volunteered at the Pérez Scremini Foundation, showcasing her unwavering commitment to the fight against childhood cancer.
“Forever in My Heart”
Following Sherika’s passing, her brother, Mayk de Armas, expressed his deep emotions on social media with a heartfelt farewell message. He confirmed her departure, bidding her goodbye, “No more pain, have a safe journey. I will cherish you eternally.”
Lola de Santos, Miss Uruguay 2021, Pays Tribute
Lola De Los Santos, Miss Uruguay 2021, paid a touching tribute to Sherika, reminiscing about the support she received and the shared aspirations for personal growth. She remembered Sherika for her encouragement, her love, her vitality, and the enduring friendships they built.
A Lasting Legacy
Carla Romero, the reigning Miss Uruguay, paid homage to Sherika, describing her as a woman ahead of her time. She lauded Sherika as one of the most exquisite individuals she had ever encountered. Carla Romero is set to represent Uruguay in the upcoming Miss World pageant scheduled for December 2023.