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A shocking video shows the moment a Brazilian supermodel collapsed and died on a catwalk during Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Tales Soares, also known as Tales Cotta, collapsed during the Ocksa fashion show on the last day of SPFW on Saturday, April 27.

The blurred video shows Soares strolling down the catwalk. He turned and tripped on a nylon strap on his sandals. Then he stumbled forward and fell face down on the catwalk.

Soares was pronounced dead at a local hospital. His death is being attributed to a cardiac arrest related to the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. An official cause of death has not been released.

Soares is seen walking with a friend in Sao Paulo on Friday, April 26, the day before he died.

Anorexia nervosa is an emotional condition characterized by the desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.

Bulimia is an emotional condition characterized by binge eating followed by depression, purging or vomiting. Anorexics may severely restrict food intake to the point of starvation.

A person suffering from bulimia may take laxatives or diuretics to prevent gaining weight. They may also work out obsessively.


Photos by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images, Mauricio Santana/Getty Images

  • Stan4NoOne

    Well, damn.

  • dontgetblocked

    You have to eat to live. RIP

  • JesusSidePEACE

    How unfortunate

  • Jussjess25

    Omg. How sad. In instant you could be gone .

  • Ki Wise

    I don’t know why what you said was funny as hell. I’m not trying to be insensitive.

  • Bashi22

    Sad RIP your energy will live forever ?

  • angrysolo

    moral of the story: eat

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Rest in peace young man.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    RIP young man. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. This is so sad.

    I'm going to eat a slice of cheese pizza and a salad for lunch, in his honor. ??

    That haircut always remind me of Jim Carey on Dumb and Dumber.

  • Marlika

    I think it’s more than him skipping some meals to look snatched!

    It looks like he was on that “Coco” ?


  • jujumanji

    How sad. Waiting on the autopsy results before jumping to the conclusion that it was drugs or an eating disorder that did this.

  • Fodderwing

    Soooo...aside from this report, there are no other sites claiming anorexia as a cause of death. The Sun, Daily Mail, Masala,
    The Mirror all are pointing towards a congenital birth defect (life long health issue, apparently undetected prior to death/undiagnosed). Waiting for autopsy results...stay tuned ?

  • the guest

    Models use substance abuse to lose weight.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smh@models wearing a size -0

  • chan chan

    These models including Kylie Jenner be on cocaine to severely curb their appetites. I knew someone who suffered from a heart attack at 25 years old because of cocaine. That woman literally lost 40 pounds in 1 month off that stuff.

  • Topic Influencer

    Again RIP to him but please folks eat more than lettuce and air sandwiches please. Im not being mean or funny. Gotta feed yourself.

  • Yoni7

    He doesn't look anorexic in the "day before" pic. His skin doesn't look sickly "washed out"/pale. His arms look intact. His jaws are still "puffy". His neck is not a pencil. Clavicle bones look normal. RIP to him.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He went out doing his thing. Condolences to family & friends.

  • Yoni7
  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Damn! His outfit the day before was everything. My prayers are with his family. That’s messed up.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You can be too fat or too thin and ruin your health. Your body needs to carry some fat. We need more education on our bodies, exercise and nutrition.

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    OT: Who watched Game of Thrones yesterday? LAAAAAAAAWD!

  • Guest

    I need about a week to recover. That battle was intense. Arya, Lianna and Melisandre did the damn thing.

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Yrs! Woman power! If you have a heart condition there is no way you would’ve survived watching that episode. I wanted a drink afterwards.

  • stav

    Condolences to family and friends!

  • RespectSelf

    House full of folks and we were all on the edge of our seats the WHOLE episode. Goodness!!!! I almost Called out just to recover from the Endgame and GOT

  • Andrea Williams

    Good Morning.......LMAO, why Yoni, why???? You NEVER disappoint. I hope that your weekend was good. Enjoy your day.

  • RespectSelf

    This really sad. Way too young for that. My heart goes out to his family

  • Kanyade

    hey. i ixnayed on the keto diet. i had an event to attend after i started and i indulged in some carbs, so, that's my status on that. i'll pick it up again soon. really, keto seems like it is just no-low carbs and clean eating. i kinda do that anyway.

  • Yoni7

    Morning! I am so serious. This is what it sorta looks like to me. And even still, this thing up top still has a lil muscle form to it. I'm not being mean, but the guy didn't "look" anorexic.

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Lololol not almost called off

  • Peppermint Patty

    I watched that Game of the Living Dead ass B.S. I'm so glad you brought this up because I needed to vent....i didnt watch 7 seasons of this show for it to come down to some damn's like the writers ran out of ideas and was like THROW SOME ZOMBIES IN IT!! EVERYONE LOVES THRILLER! THEY'LL LOVE IT!!

    Needless to say I'm upset they dedicated a whole episode of the LAST season to that. I'm still watching but geez ....


    Rest his soul

  • Yoni7

    RIGHT! I think if you eat right/clean and in moderation, you should/could eat whatever you want. I use to take medicine to GAIN WEIGHT and folks thought I was crazy. Thin was NEVER in to me. People talking about (still to this day) "I'd kill to be your size." Bay-bee, you can have it. I wanted some weight. Thighs, legs, a lil booty. SOMETHIN'! IDK how much I weigh now......and IDC. I just know my clothes fit decently and I'm not out of breath when I bend over to put on my shoes. PERIOD!

  • WhoKnew

    BREAKING NEWS: The news is reporting that John Singleton has passed away.


  • Kanyade
  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Uhhh are you dense? Idk what the hell you’ve been watching but The whole series is based on zombies-they are shown in the first episode and talked about often as the looming threat. Move along!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I can't watch that.. nobody's death scene for me thanks.. anywhooo

  • iWasteTime

    The dead have been in it from the beginning.
    The show is based on a series of books, the first written 20 years ago and the dead (zombies) have been in it from the jump.
    The dead where in season one, episode 1. why did you keep watching?

  • Yoni7
    I was praying he pulled through. This is sad. My condolences to his family.

  • iWasteTime

    My heart! We had to pause it. There was one part when I thought I was going to lose John and Dany and I couldn't.
    Night King ole punk ass, wouldn't see John one on one! He didn't want NO SMOKE!!
    Dany and Jorah fighting back to back was beautiful.
    Lyanna was a TROOPER and Arya... When Bran smirked, I thought it was actually Arya but he knew what was about to go down.
    Now to kill Cersi bitch ass!

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Exactly! ?

  • Peppermint Patty

    Blah blah...I hate zombies obviously I didnt read the book...

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Yes to ALL of that! The funniest part to me was at the beginning of the battle when Sir Jorah came galloping back shaking his head like “Aint nobody got time for that”

  • Elevated Soul

    This man did not look anorexic at all to me.Maybe he was drinking water/eating lettuce to keep his weight in a certain range for the show.I believe when he tripped,his head hit at a certain angle and he died.

    The fashion show is trying to accuse this man of being bullemic when it could have been those laces that caused him to trip which is indeed a liabilty.

  • Peppermint Patty

    They arent a mainstay and I'm saying I didn't need a whole episode of that....and if all the seasons were frames with zombies in I would have stopped watching a long time ago....I said what I said

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Obviously didn’t watch the shows either. You’re just here to be a nuisance.

  • Thingamajig

    That was so sad. That wasn’t even a regular fall or trip. That was more like the walking dead; his body just gave out or was already gone right there and then on the runway. My heart goes out to his family.

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    It’s either a troll or an idiot Either way I’m blocking it.

  • ShWa

    Omgosh so sad!

  • Andrea Williams

    You are right. He doesn't look your average anorexic. But the GIF just tickled me I don't know why and maybe it shouldn't have but.....

  • Yoni7

    His eyes look glassy/teary/shiny (almost like the gloss on his lips) in the up close pic. I've seen that look before in some folks who dabble in some unsavory things. He didn't trip over his shoe laces.

  • MJF

    This is so sad. This why I'm gon eat all the food I want, Jesus be a fence to guard off this weight!

  • Beloved Jordan

    Cardiac arrest aka cocaine overdose..R.I.P.

  • Indies beauty

    I'm too sensitive. I cant press play.... ?

  • Indies beauty

    I'm too sensitive. I cant press play.... ?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    WAIT...RECORD SCREECH...The Night King Wears Press Ons???!!!! ? ?

  • Rayscoty

    The music is creepy...

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Looked like it to me ?????

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I'm still chuckling...You've brightened my Monday for sure ?

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns


  • Dowoop

    One of my sisters is aiming to lose over 30 pounds in 2 months while i'm trying to lose 15 in 5. I told her shes not being realistic, shes gonna slip up eat a piece of cake and blow back up plus if she drops weight that quick everything on her is gonna sag because she wont have time to build any muscle but she don't wanna listen


    Looking at death coming hurts my stomach. Now I can't unsee it.

  • Trace da Ace

    mmaaannnn....this mess is going to stick with me for the rest of the day....too see him take his last steps...and possibly breath......damn...I canna on this monday....RIP.

  • Yoni7

    I say be more supportive of her efforts. She probably needs to hear some encouraging words from you. What may be unrealistic to you, might be doable to others. Those are HER goals. You never know, by you telling her she won't, she just might WILL. Wish her well and get out of her way. They say the haters are your motivators. I hope she accomplishes her goal. Best of luck to her. I would love to see her transformation.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Its almost as if you could see the life fading within him as he walks ?

  • joel adams

    Word is: he was on a diet of lettuce and water.

  • onelove

    so really water and water...why do they do that to them selves....

  • onelove

    Yess......he was trying to hold on...

  • Queen B

    It doesn't play all the way through

  • onelove

    I'm vegan and still healthy...i eat a large plate full of veggies..and beyond meat and italian sausage...i'm GOOD!! 3 month's in!!

  • joel adams

    I have no clue why these models do that
    No doubt he was doing hella working out (jogging)

  • Nita Pie


  • Li-Wright

    Anorexia was my first thought as the cause of death. Then I saw that chain attached to his nose.

  • Clopretty

    It doesn't really look like he tripped, it looks like he was becoming weak and tried to hold himself up and just ended up collapsing. Very sad!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    That poor boy. At least he died doing what he loved

  • SandraRose

    If you look at his left foot you will see he tripped.

  • Elizabeth

    You do not have to look “anorexic” to be anorexic. This is a serious mental illness. Being at a weight too low for your individual body can lead to numerous health complications. It was stated in a separate article that he had spoken to his sister sayin he had just eaten a carrot before performing. Now to most normal people this would be considered nothing, but for a person suffering from Anorexia, a carrot is a meal. Restricting for a prolonged period of time causes the body to enforce survival mode and start shutting down unecessary bodily functions. This be said anyone at any size can suffer severe health complications due to prolonged restriction. It all makes sense, the foaming at the mouth (stayed in the separate article) leads me to guess that his body had gone into epileptic shock (a seizure) due to his critically low blood sugar because of extreme restricting and excessive excercise. If this is true his body could not handle the stress and malnourished state he was in to compensate for his movement and everyday functions. I use this analogy “a car cannot run on empty” same with our bodies, just like a car needs fuel, our bodies need nourishment (food). Don’t take this disease for granted.

  • MJF

    Damn that's awesome, to be quite honest I give props to anyone who's vegan. I primarily eat fish, and lots of bread, need to cut out the bread and I'll be good

  • Elevated Soul

    I see what you are saying.....A carrot is definitely not a meal. I do know what you mean about insulin because when you don't eat for a period of time,your insulin is low and that is no issue as long as you do eat.Insulin is the fat hormone.

    Personally I practice intermittent fasting to keep my weight straight but I do eat.