Gisele Bundchen Pays Tribute To Fashion Blogger Who Died Of Cancer At 16
Karina Xavier, a young fashion blogger who made a big impression on fans including Gisele Bundchen, has died after battling cancer.
She was 16 years old.
Last December, Bundchen paid a surprise visit to Xavier in Boston, hitting it off with the Chic by Karina blogger.
Both women were natives of Brazil who lived in Massachusetts and excelled in the world of fashion; at the time, Xavier gave the supermodel some beauty tips.
This week, Xavier lost her years-long fight with bone cancer, and Bundchen paid tribute on Instagram, posting a photo of the pair (see right).
“Last year I met a special girl, she inspired me and so many others with her strength, positivity and love for life,” she wrote. “Today she became an angel. RIP @chicbykarina. Sending all my love to her family.”