Miss Argentina, Mariana Varela, and Miss Puerto Rico, Fabiola Valentín, announced they secretly got married, revealing that they have been in a private two-year relationship.
The two women shared their exciting news on Instagram saying, “After deciding to keep our relationship private, we ‘open the doors’ to you on a special day. 28/10/22 ❤️💍✨,” the couple wrote to their followers in Spanish.
Varela and Valentín also shared the same video montage of their relationship to their combined 233,000 followers. The Instagram reel showed images from the engagement, pictures of their matching diamond rings, snippets of their travels, as well as other happy moments by the beach with their friends and family.
Racking up over 1.8 million views in three days, the video also highlights the night they got engaged.
The clip shows the couple’s apartment filled with an assortment of red and white balloons, rose petals and fairy lights, with the wedding taking place at the marriage Bbureau in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 28th.
The last part of the reel shows the couple sharing a kiss outside of the marriage bureau.
While Fabiola wore a white blazer dress with fringed skirt, her wife, Mariana, opted for a white jacket and black trousers for the occasion.
The shared announcement has surpassed 128,000 likes since it was posted earlier in the week, and fans were quick to congratulate the pair on their happy news.
The models first met in 2020 when they both represented their countries in the Miss Grand International competition.
Before making the news public, the newlyweds had only ever spoken about their friendship on social media, never confirming that they were dating.
Who is former Miss Argentina Mariana Varela?
Mariana Varela is a model and beauty pageant contestant that was named Miss Argentina back in 2019 as well as Miss Grand Argentina in 2020.
The 26-year-old from Buenos Aires, Argentina represented her country at Miss Grand International 2020 in which she was in the top ten.
Who is former Miss Puerto Rico, Fabiola Valentín?
Fabiola Valentín is a Puerto Rican model who is represented by Major Model Management and The Source Models. She stands tall at 5’11”, marking an incredible career so far just at the age of twenty-two.
In 2019, she made headlines after finishing in the top three of the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition.
The following year, she made it to the top ten Miss Grand International competition just like Varela.
The Miss Grand International pageant
The pageant began back in 2013 and was founded in Thailand.
Its mission is to “send out a message to give love and peace to the world,” according to the organization’s website, and to promote “the knowledge and understanding of mankind to campaign to stop war and violence.”