|Karol Castillo. Photo courtesy of El Comercio|
Miss Peru 2008 Karol Castillo has died of cardiac arrest in Australia. She was 23. Castillo competed in Miss Universe 2008 pageant held in Vietnam. She had traveled to Australia three weeks ago be part of the staff in preparing contestants for the Miss Teen Australia pageant, according to Diego Alcade Sangalli, a pageant coach who had traveled with Castillo. Sangalli, who had always known that Castillo had heart problems, discovered the ex-beauty queen dead in her bed.