Beauty pageant contestant killed by slimming pill overdose declared winner

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Mary Antoniette Acedo died aged 19 after overdosing on slimming pills trying to win the 2015 Miss Dapitan Beauty Contest. 

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Acedo died in the hospital after suffering from stomach problems including diarrhea and vomiting.

After her death, lab reports showed she died of ingesting numerous slimming pills – even though she only wieghed 40 kilograms.

Pageant organisers named Mary Acedo as Miss Dapitan 2015 as a tribute to the late contestant on Thursday.

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“The committee decided to have a tribute to Miss Maan Acedo, obviously she died, one of the reason of that is the preparation for Miss Dapitan,” said organiser Jason Selves.

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