Genesis Carmona: The model who took a bullet for her country

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    Genesis Carmona is from Venezuela.

    Venezuela’s 2013 Miss Turismo, Genesis Carmona, 22, passes away on Wednesday after being shot in the head during a protest in Valencia, Venezuela on February 18th. (Facebook/@Genesis.Carmona)

    Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona made headlines after being shot during anti-government protest in Valencia, part of several massive demonstrations going around the country on Tuesday, February 18th.

    Genesis Carmona is pronounced dead.

    Genesis Carmona (right) during the Feb. 18 protest in Valencia moments before she suffered from a shot to the head. (Facebook/@Genesis.Carmona)

    The 22-year-old was rushed in a motorcycle to the Centro Medico Guerra Mendez in Valencia, where she was operated and kept in intensive care thereafter.

     She was pronounced dead on Wednesday, Feb. 19, according to Reuters, after many media outlets reported that there was a high possibility the model would lose her vision.

    Carmona suffered a gunshot wound to the head as a result of the anti-government protests held Feb. 18, according to several media reports, including “Venezuela al Dia.”

    The light-haired and peachy skin model was in Valencia, the capital city of the State of Carabobo and the third largest city in Venezuela, when the tragedy happened.

    Who was Genesis Carmona?

    You may be wondering, who was this beautiful young girl and why is she causing mayhem in the news?

    Genesis Carmona was famous in her country for being a beauty queen.

    Genesis Carmona is a model.

    Genesis Carmona during the 2010 Miss Venezuela pageant. (Facebook/@Genesis.Carmona)

    She was crowned Miss Turismo Carabobo last year at the age of 21.

    She competed for the title of Miss Turismo Venezuela among 25 other gorgeous women.

    Prior to owning the promising 2013 title, Carmona was known for being an uprising model in Venezuela.

    The 5 feet and 8 and a half inch doll with hazel eyes strutted many catwalks including Venezuela In Moda and Fashion Week Valencia.

    She also modeled for a list of reputed designers such as Eduardo Kano, Olga Bolaños, Eduardo Macero and Franco Montoro.

    Carmona ran for Miss Carabobo in the 2010 Miss Venezuela pageant and qualified as fourth runner up.

    Genesis was a Marketing major at Universidad Tecnologica de Centro (UNITEC) in Valencia.

    She described herself as “friendly, but not stupid!” and “passionate about life,” in her personal Twitter account.

    Unfortunately, Carmona was a victim of the ongoing violence in Venezuela, joining the late Venezuelan model and actress, Monica Spear, who was recently killed in a robbery attempt during a family vacation in the country.

    Twitter reacts to the overwhelming news

    Fans, admirers and friends of the Venezuelan beauty queen seek prayers and support for the model’s family, while being confused by the situation.

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