Zoe Sozo Bethel, a conservative model from Alabama who hit the headlines back in 2018 after being fired by her pageant agency for attending a white house meeting dubbed a Young Black Leadership Summit (YBLS) is being reported to have passed away after an accident on Feb 18, 2022.
This is ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 3, 2018
Zoe Sozo Bethel Husband & Daughter
Bethel was in a relationship with a man named Santiago Roman, Airbnb Experience Host and the couple has a daughter named Jessivana. On March 5, 2021, she posted a photo of herself with her daughter captioned, “My little Jessivana is growing so fast.”
Roman has been working as an Airbnb Experiences since Aug 2017. He describes his roles on his Linkedin as hosting guests and providing exceptional experiences, including the Wynwood Art and Brewery Experience, All-Access Miami Nightlife, Bad & Boujee Bar Crawl, and Moonlight Boat Tour. He did his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the Florida Gulf Coast University from 2003 to 2008.
Zoe Sozo Bethel Miss Alabama for America 2021
Bethel won the beauty pageant crown of the Miss Alabama for America in 2021 and competed in Miss for America Strong 2022 which was eventually won by Dr. Rachel Fenters. She wrote on her Instagram about winning the beauty competition, “I am EXTREMELY grateful to God for this opportunity to represent my state. I will wear this crown with pride and joy, and I look forward to the next steps on this journey! ✨👑 I also would like to thank you ALL for supporting and encouraging me. I am blessed to be surrounded by you!”
Zoe Sozo Bethel Death & Cause
On Feb 10, Zoe Bethel was involved in an accident and sustained severe damage to her brain/brainstem which left her in a coma as per an update from her official social media pages. The accident took place in Miami, Florida. The post went on to say that the doctors revealed that the damage cannot be repaired and that she had not much time left. News of her death later emerged on Feb 18 with many expressing their shock and how traumatizing the situation is for the family, especially her husband and daughter.
A GoFundMe page had been set up to help cater for her medical expenses as she did not have medical insurance. This message comes from the family of Zoe Bethel. The family list her expenses as:
-current procedures performed
-future life-sustaining medicine
-recovery & therapy (if applicable)
-funeral & memorial expenses (if applicable)
-resources for Zoe’s daughter
The family asks that everyone to respect their privacy as they come to terms with the loss of their loved one.