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The Korea Herald/ANN
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Paraguayan model has health problem
by Lee Woo-young

The Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme, who received attention during the 2010 World Cup with hot photos of her cheering on the Paraguayan team, came out on stage almost naked in body paint during the TV program “Dance with me Paraguay.”

But she disappointed many men looking forward to her run on the show as she cannot continue due to a health problem.

Her doctor did not allow her to continue to take part in the show as she suffers from hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, a condition which can cause difficulty sleeping and brittle hair and skin.

After she achieved fame as a sexy soccer fan during the 2010 World Cup, Korean marriage consulting firm Sunoo organized an event to provide her a chance to date a Korean man.

Over 1,000 men, mostly Koreans, asked her for a date on, an online dating website. She is expected to meet three of them by the end of November in Korea.

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