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Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandrea Bailey is dead

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 3:27 PM
Bailey... turned 29 last month.

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandrea Bailey has died after a long battle with lupus.

Bailey, 29, died this morning in a New York hospital where she had been admitted for the past several weeks.

She was diagnosed with lupus in 2012.

READ: There was just no blood, Bailey's battle with lupus

In a 2017 interview with the Flair Magazine, she recounted how her father helped her through the illness.

"He would sleep on my bed at nights to help me go to the bathroom," she recounted.

WATCH: Miss Universe Jamaica finalist tells all about living with lupus

In 2014, Bailey lost her mother to lupus and that same year, she emerged as a finalist in the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant.

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