Kailia Posey’s death at such a young age has sent shockwaves across pageant circles and social media, and people have already begun to pay their respects to her. “Please keep the pageant community in your thoughts and prayers today as we have lost one of our own,” wrote Mari Copeny, aka @LittleMissFlint, of her Twitter Account.
Posey’s latest post on Instagram — a photo of her posing in a red outfit on the steps of a cruise ship a week ago — is awash with comments filled with sadness and disbelief. “I can’t even believe this happened,” wrote America’s Got Talent contestant Kadan Bart Rockett. “I pray for you that you get through this. She was always so nice to all of us. Rest In Peace.” Many others have expressed similar sentiments, and it’s clear that Kailia Posey was an extremely loved and respected person.