Cebuana beauty queen, Miss Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Alexis Gomez, has died due to lung cancer. She was 25 years old.
Her father Rhoel Gomez confirmed the tragic news via ABS-CBN that his daughter died on Tuesday morning, October 13, at Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital in Cebu City.
Rizzini was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism 2012 and Miss Tourism International 2012 pageant in Malaysia. She was also tapped to be the Alaska Aces muse during the opening ceremonies of the PBA’s 2012-2013 season.
“She captured our hearts when she won the title Mutya ng Pilipinas – Tourism 2012. She made the whole country proud when she won the international crown of Miss Tourism International 2012 in Malaysia. A 25-year-old Cebuana who ruled the global pageantry scene. A great loss… Our deepest sympathy and prayers. Filipinos will always be proud of you. Rizzini Alexis Gomez (Birthdate: August 29, 1990),” posted the Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant on Facebook.
According to reports, the international beauty queen and registered nurse was diagnosed with cancer sometime in 2014.