(CMR) A former Miss Argentina and a former Miss Puerto Rico announced that they secretly got married on 28 October.
In a joint post shared to both their accounts, Mariana Varela of Argentina and Fabiola Valentín of Puerto Rico wrote, “After deciding to keep our relationship private, we now open our doors to a special day.”
The video included in their post features a montage of them traveling, their candlelit marriage proposal, and a kiss outside a courthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mariana Varela (26) and Fabiola Valentín (22) met at the 2020 Miss Grand International competition in Thailand, where they represented Argentina and Puerto Rico, respectively. After making it to the pageant's top 10, the two beauty queens appeared to remain close friends on social media. However, they were secretly dating the whole time.
Following the Miss Grand International beauty pageant in Thailand, Valentín posted a photo on Instagram with the two embracing and wrote: “One of the great gifts in this experience was your friendship; walking this process with you was a special and real one. I miss you, my girl @marianajvarela.”
The couple posted a video montage of their relationship, featuring images from their engagement, shots of their matching diamond rings, and other mutual happy moments by the beach and with family and friends. The video concluded with them on the steps of a courthouse.