SAD NEWS: Joanne Borgella Dies At 32

Published 10/19/2014 by Dani B.

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Plus size model Joanne Borgella has passed away at the age of 32 after a long battle with cancer.

The multi-talented beauty first rose to fame as she claimed the title of Miss F.A.T. in Mo’Nique’s first ever Fat Chance Pageant in 2005. She later appeared as a contestant on season 7 of “American Idol,” where she snagged one of the final spots on the cast.

According to PLUS Model Magazine, she was battling a rare and persistent form of Endometrial Cancer that had spread to her chest. She announced her diagnosis in a video she posted on social media last October, which she recorded in the hospital.

Despite having to face the condition, Joanne still kept a positive outlook on her fight against the disease. In her last post on Facebook…

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