Two Miss Universe Contestants Marry In Secret

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Saturday November 5, 2022
Originally published on November 2, 2022

Two beauty queens competing in the same pageant circles have walked away with the ultimate prize. After Miss Argentina Mariana Varela and Miss Puerto Rico Fabiola Valentín met on the pageant circle, they reportedly fell in love.

Now they are sharing the news that they got married in a secret ceremony to the world, reported People.

In an Instagram post, the newlyweds shared in Spanish: "After deciding to keep our relationship private, we opened the doors to them on a special day. 28/10/22 ❤️💍✨."

Additionally, "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," People reports.

Congratulatory comments began trickling in over the news as commenters left their "felicidades" for the couple, including comments 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.

According to HOLA! magazine, "The couple reportedly met at the pageant in 2020, and remained friends afterward."

"Varela also represented Argentina in 2019's Miss Universe pageant, where she placed in the top 10," People reports. "Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín got married Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico."