Miss Universe finalist Sienna Weir has died aged 23
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Miss Universe finalist Sienna Weir has sadly died at the age of just 23.
Weir was an Australian model who was a contestant in the 2022 Australian Miss Universe competition.
It is reported she had been placed on life support after being involved in a horse riding accident, having been rushed to Westmead Hospital, Sydney, in a critical condition.
Speaking after her death, her boyfriend Tom Bull reportedly said: "We loved with a love that was more than love."
Her management company, Scoop Management, also posted a photo of Weir on Instagram, writing: “Forever in our hearts.”
Photographer Chris Dwyer paid tribute to the model and friend, writing: “RIP Sienna Weir. You were one of the kindest souls in the world, you lit up the room and the world is a lot darker now that you are gone.
"Hope wherever you are, you're being the gremlin we all know and love. Miss you so much already."
In another post, Dwyer added: “Do not take life for granted. It can be taken from the best of us too quickly.
“This world has too much dark, so let’s all try and find the little bit of light we can. Look into your heart, and do what makes you happy with no regrets and no hesitations.”
Many friends also commented on Instagram to pay their respects - including on her final Instagram post, a photo taken by Dwyer.
One wrote: "Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel today. I'll miss everything about you Siena, I love you.
“I’m so lucky to have known you. Thank you for everything.”
Another said: "Rest in peace angel."
Weir is said to have passed away on Thursday (4 May) after being on life support for several weeks following a horse riding accident, News.com.au reports.
She was one of 27 finalists for Australia’s Miss Universe back in 2022.
The model was also a keen horse rider, having previously told Gold Coast Magazine: "My family isn’t exactly sure where this passion comes from, but I’ve been riding since I was 3 years old and can’t imagine life without it.
"I travel to rural Sydney 2-3 times a week to train and compete every other weekend in New South Wales or wider Australia."
Speaking about her love for English literature, she added: "I love representing myself in the best way possible by writing my own poetry, but I also find it fascinating to find a common experience with people from completely different walks of life."