Former Miss Teen Universe Dies Aged 20 After Heart Attack

Former Miss Teen Universe Dies Aged 20 After Heart Attack

Former Miss Teen Universe Lotte Van der Zee died after suffering a heart attack on a ski trip, her family said in a post on the 20-year-old's Instagram account.

Lotte van der Zee's parents announced the model's death on her Instagram page on Thursday.

They said: "Our pearl, our everything passed away on Wednesday evening March 6 at 10.47pm".

Lotte's parents first addressed their daughter's health battle in an Instagram post dated February 22, two days after she went into cardiac arrest.

Lotte van der Zee was holidaying in Austria at the time she took ill. Credit Instagram
Lotte van der Zee was holidaying in Austria at the time she took ill. Credit Instagram

After being resuscitated by her mother, Lotte was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was put in a medically induced coma and transferred to a specialist hospital in Munich, Germany.

The Dutch model was crowned Miss Teen Netherlands in 2016, and in 2017 at the age of 18, she won the title of Miss Teenager Universe.

Lotte hadn't posted on Instagram for six days after posting a photo of her training in a gym outfit on a treadmill, writing: "Work in progress".

"Our hearts are truly broken".


"A feeling that swiftly escalated in sudden cardiac arrest".

Thanking all of their daughter's friends and fans for their support, they wrote, "We would like to thank you all again for all the support and heartwarming messages". Lotte was up, you could see that.

Before her passing, Lotte's parents gave a statement about the situation.

The Dutch model was days away from her 20th birthday when she passed away earlier this week.


They told Dutch media that Lotte had been out friends the night before her heart attack but that she had returned "cheerfully and without health complaints". "Lotte was a handsome, sweet, spontaneous girl and made this hard world a lot nicer and more enjoyable for me".

Tests were being done to deterine what caused the heart attack.

"Losing someone we loved is not easy, but knowing that we have been able to be part of her life, it has been incredible journey, we now realize that we were blessed we share your life and career with us." they wrote. In the morning, she missed breakfast and her parents noticed she was sick.


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