Reigning Miss Belgium Chayenne Van Aarle was seriously injured after her car crashed into a truck outside Antwerp on Tuesday afternoon.
The 23-year-old who competed in the 71st Miss Universe in New Orleans is due to relinquish her national title at Miss Belgium 2023 final this Saturday.
According to reports, she was taken to the hospital unconscious from the sustained injuries on her face and the rest of her body but she is now in stable condition.
The Miss Belgium Organization confirmed that the beauty queen is now “on the mend and everything is going to be fine” but in her current situation, it seems unlikely that she will crown her successor in the upcoming event.
This was not the first car accident that happened to a national titleholder at the beginning of the year. Last month, Miss Wales 2022 Darcey Corria suffered a broken pelvis and two broken bones in her neck following an accident near Bridgend.
The Welsh beauty is also expected to make a full recovery and may be able to participate in the Miss World 2023 pageant this May.
Photo: Miss Belgium Organization