Miss Universe finalist Sienna Weir dead at 23
Last Modified: May 7, 2023
Sienna Weir, who was a 2022 Miss Universe finalist, has passed away days after suffering a tragic horse riding accident. She was 23.
Her family and representatives have confirmed that the blonde beauty died on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
The horse Weir was riding took a tumble at Windsor Polo Grounds, Australia on April 2. She was rushed to Westmead Hospital where she was on life support before eventually passing away from her injuries.
The late equestrian was vocal about her passion for English literature – especially Gothic poetry – and her love for “cuddle monster” horses.
Weir had graduated from Sydney University with a double degree – in English literature and psychology.
While speaking to local outlets, she had revealed that she had plans to move to the UK to pursue her career as well as to spend time with her sister, niece, and nephew and to expand her “professional and social network.”
In the September 2002 interview with Gold Coast Magazine, the equestrian had shared, “Although I’ve lived most of my life in the city, I have a deep and unmoving love for show jumping. My family aren’t quite sure where this passion came from, but I’ve been horse-riding since I was 3 years old and can’t imagine my life without it.”
When asked about her “essential qualities,” the late star continued, “I believe that while it is so important to stand by what you believe in and what you love, you never know what opportunity is just around the corner, and it is vital to push yourself to try new things and to fully know yourself. If I hadn’t done so, I wouldn’t be here!”
Following her death, the model’s social media was flooded with tributes from fans, friends, and family alike.
Her boyfriend, Tom Bull told the local media, “We loved with a love that was more than love.”
Scoop Management, the modeling agency to which Weir was signed to, also posted a video tribute featuring a picture of the late equestrian smiling – along with the caption, “Forever in our hearts.”