A new power couple has taken the stage.
A former Miss Argentina and a former Miss Puerto Rico surprised and delighted fans by announcing their surprise marriage on Instagram.
Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín met at the Miss Grand International 2020 competition in Thailand, where they represented Argentina and Puerto Rico, respectively. After reaching the pageant’s top 10, the two beauty queens seemed to remain close friends on social media. What fans didn’t know is that they were secretly dating the whole time.
The couple posted Instagram clips showing moments from their relationship, including romantic walks on the beach, heartfelt hugs, champagne toasts and a proposal with gold and silver balloons, captioned: ‘Marry me? ”
The main image of the post shows the couple outside the city courthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they were married on October 28.
“After deciding to keep our relationship private, we opened our doors on a special day,” reads the caption in Spanish.
Fans, celebrities and other pageant figures congratulated Varela and Valentín on their perfect love.
“Congratulations,” wrote Ghanaian singer and beauty queen Abena Akuaba, who won Miss Grand International 2020. “MGI brought together a beautiful union.”
“Thanks for all the love!” Varela wrote in response to the well wishes. “We are very happy and blessed.”