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Former Miss World contestant Valeria Piazza fights for her life in hospital suffering from mystery illness

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A former Miss World contestant is fighting for her life in hospital with a mystery illness.

Valeria Piazza, who won Miss Peru in 2016, is suffering from an undisclosed condition reportedly related to her immune system.

The 27-year-old supermodel is in a Peruvian hospital and her condition is so poor visits are heavily restricted.

The news about the former Miss World contestant was shared by beauty contest organiser Jessica Newton.

Miss Newton said: "With a lot of pain I have to confirm that Vale (Valeria Piazza) has been hospitalised for some days in very delicate health state.

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"She is surrounded by her family and despite her condition, she has not lost

her smile and joyfulness," she continued.

"Visits were restricted on doctors' orders but I am sure that my queen will beat this crisis.

"Yesterday, looking at her sleeping hugging her teddy bear was like she was a small girl. Her beauty, her sweetness, never fail to surprise me."

Newton said she had been asked by the model's mother Ceci to communicate with fans.

She said Ceci had asked her to thank fans for "all of the charming comments and good wishes" and that Ceci had said she would read them all out to her daughter.

Miss Newton told Spanish-language news channel 24 Horas: "She was born with this disease, her body attacks itself, it has to stabilize, reduce inflammation and continue treatment.

"She is sedated right now, her immune system is at a minimum."

Ceci was quoted by Newton as saying: "So much love and support will help her  recovery."

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Valeria won the Miss Peru Universe sash in 2016 and got to the final stage of the international stage of the competition.

She also participated in Miss Model of the World 2014, where she was semi-finalist, and in Tropic Beauty World in 2015, where she was a finalist.

In October 2016, she suffered a car accident after a driver crashed into her vehicle, leaving her with serious injuries.

News about Valeria Piazza was shared by her friend and beauty concert organiser Jessica Newton News about Valeria Piazza was shared by her friend and beauty concert organiser Jessica Newton

In February 2017 Valeria informed that she was engaged to Pierre Cateriano, with whom she had been in a relationship for more than five years.

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