Thalita Do Valle: The Brazilian Model's Death And Tributes On Twitter
The former model went to law school and had worked as a model before she decided to serve Ukraine in this hour of need. While being there, she also made several videos and vlogs of her stay in Ukraine which she uploaded on her YouTube channel.
She further illustrated her prior experience as a combatant against the Islamic State in Iraq. In detail, De Valle received sniper training with the Peshmergas in the autonomous Kurdistan region while in Iraq.
She belonged to the city of Sao Paulo and decided to leave her existing life as a model to contribute to the war. Nevertheless, she died as a hero.
JUST IN: Elite sniper and ex-model, Thalita do Valle, 39, from Brazil has been killed during a Russian missile strike in Kharkiv, Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/XAa9HNCAY6— BNN Newsroom (@BNNBreaking) July 6, 2022
Theo Rodrigo Viera, her brother, praised her as she devoted her life to aiding those who were in utter need. He gave a statement saying, "Thalita has always been involved in humanitarian missions with the foreign legion of some country or here in Brazil. She was always moved by the feelings of saving animals and humans. My sister was always peaceful, a genuine progressive. Guns are part of a context, war, but she saved lives, she saved animals."
Following her death, thousands of people have empathized with her and shared their tributes on Twitter.