Former Miss Continental Erica Andrews has died, according to friends and colleagues. She passed away March 11 after a lung-related illness.
Andrews was the 2004 Miss Continental titleholder. She had moved from San Antonio, Texas, to Terre Haute, Ind., just under a year ago to be with her significant other.
Friends posted loving tributes to Andrews on Facebook.
Andrews was recently a promoter with the franchise Miss Texas Continental (with Javier Castillo). She had been on The Tyra Banks Show as well as The Maury Povich Show several times. She also periodically did makeup for the Povich show, a position she got when on her second appearance she refused to be made up by his people.