Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín met while competing at the Miss Grand International pageant in 2020. The women, who were Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico in 2020, shared the happy news on Instagram Sunday that they tied the knot on October 28.
“After deciding to keep our relationship private, we opened the doors to them on a special day. 28/10/22 ❤️💍✨,” the couple wrote in Spanish.
Varela, 26, and Valentín, 22, also 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.
A final image of the two on the steps of a courthouse concluded the video.
The newlyweds’ announcement was met with felicidades in the comments, including from Abena Akuaba, who was Miss Grand USA 2020, and the first Black woman to win the Miss Grand International pageant.
“Omg congratulations MGI brought together a beautiful union 😍,” she wrote.
The couple reportedly met at the pageant in 2020, and remained friends afterward, according to HOLA! magazine.
Varela also represented Argentina in 2019’s Miss Universe pageant, where she placed in the top 10.
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