Rumors and accusations about the death of 18-year-old Dutch model, Ivana Smit are making headlines around the world. Did she accidentally kill herself? Was Ivana Smit murdered? But first, who was Ivana Smit?
In this Ivana Smit wiki, we will take a look at the model’s brief life. From her background to modeling career, this wiki will give you a more in-depth look at Smit’s world and perhaps some clues as to why she died.
Ivana Esther Smit was born in Sittard, a city located in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands, on January 14, 1999, to Marcellino and Karin Smith. She had one brother named Randy.
Smit was of Dutch and Indonesian-Chinese heritage and spent her elementary school years in the state of Penang, Malaysia, living with her grandparents. While in grade 10, Smit moved back to the Netherlands. Shortly thereafter, she launched her modeling career.
Many sources report that Smit’s last selfie was sent to Lucas Kramer. They also reported that Kramer was Smit’s boyfriend at the time of her death.
Smit’s Modeling Career
Smit began modeling at the age of 13. While her career started in the Netherlands, she found more success when she returned to Malaysia. Her list of accomplishments is pretty extensive. According to her Facebook page, Smit won a number of modeling competitions including:
- Miss Little India 1st runner-up
- Miss Netherlands Face Of Beauty International 2014
- Malaysia Supermodel Search 2014, 2nd runner-up
- The face of Malaysia Asia New Star Model Contest 2015
- Ambassador Of Queensbay mall Penang, Malaysia 2014
- Ambassador of AO KLINIK Penang, Malaysia 2015
Her star as a model was fairly bright but it looked like it would have been even brighter had she lived, as it is rumored that Smit was on the shortlist for the next season of Top Model Belgium. According to her boyfriend and friends, Smit was considering coming back to Europe on a permanent basis to try and further her modeling career.
Currently, what happened in the days and events that lead up to Smit’s death are filled with speculation, rumor, and allegations of wrongdoing. Did she fall due to drugs and alcohol? Was she murdered? Did Ivana Smit jump to her death of her own free will? At the moment, there are many theories and little in the way of answers. That being said, there are a few facts that can be related.
On December 7, 2017, Ivana Smit fell to her death from the 20th floor of the CapSquare Residences in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Her body was found on the sixth-floor balcony. It was later discovered that there were traces of ecstasy and alcohol in her system at the time of her fall.
Her death came as a shock to her friends and family, who never expect that Smit would exit their lives so traumatically and so young.
Reaction to Smit’s Death
Smit’s last post on Instagram was a seemingly a mission statement to live her life by.
Many of her loved oves took to various social media outlets to express their love of Smit and their grief over her death. But it’s the words of her boyfriend that seem to cut through the noise surrounding her death. In an Instagram post, Lucas Kramer wrote:
“I miss you. I miss waking up with you, talking to you, laughing and just being with you. You gave me love and affection in a way I never felt before. Every day I wonder where you are and when you will come back.”
I miss you. I miss waking up with you, talking to you, laughing and just being with you. You gave me love and affection in a way I never felt before. Every day I wonder where you are and when you will come back. Do you remember jet skiing in Penang or how we tried to teach each other our mother languages? It all just started. My beautiful, smart and strong girl! Impressive how you managed everything around you at such a young age. You inspired and motivated me with your permanent positive attitude. We could be completely ourselves and it felt like we had known each other for ages. We moved to Kuala Lumpur at about the same time and enjoyed every single second together. It is said nobody is perfect, but you are simply my definition of perfect. Not being able to see you makes me sick and hurts. I may not get to hold you in my arms anymore but I’m sure we’ll meet again and until then you’ll be my angel above me. Thank you, thank you for being there and for the time we spent together. I miss you. Ik hou van je! ❤️
The last words in Lucas Kramer’s post,“Ik hou van je!,” are Dutch for “I love you.”