Beauty queen dies after botched bum enlargement surgery left ‘fat in her lungs’.
Onwuzuligbo Nneka Miriam, known as ‘Sparkle’, died in Nigeria after claims fat had entered her lungs.
The beauty queen died after a botched buttocks enlargement operation left her in a coma for months.
Onwuzuligbo Nneka Miriam, referred to as “Sparkle”, wanted the procedure to transfer fat from her hips to her buttocks for her beauty contests.
But an alleged blunder put the woman in a coma on December 31, 2018, in Lagos, Nigeria.
She remained fighting for her life at Vedic Hospital, reports claim.
However, she’s since died of injuries linked to the bum surgery, MSN claim.
Medical reports supposedly claim fat had entered Onwuzuligbo Nneka’s lungs.
Onwuzuligbo Nneka came mightily close to winning the Face of Democracy Transformation in Nigeria, an annual contest which celebrates pageant diversity.
The woman was in a coma since the surgery in December
She narrowly missed out in 2013, but since claimed she won.
Alexander Ajagbonno, who organises the competition, has today expressed his regret at the death.
Politicians in Nigeria have also paid tribute to the model.
“Just heard about the ex-beauty queen who died during a buttock enlargement procedure in Lagos.
“So Sad. And what a terrible way to go.
The woman came close to winning a significant pageant in 2013
“Those that are not satisfied with their buttocks must beware. Vanity upon vanity! RIP,” wrote the country’s former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Others shared their sadness at “Sparkle”‘s death.