Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico Marry, Fans Celebrate 'Beautiful Union'

Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Argentina shocked the world after the pair announced they'd gotten hitched after two years of privately dating.

Now their colleagues, fans and the broader LGBTQ+ community are celebrating the couple's love.

Fabiola Valentin, the 22-year-old Miss Puerto Rico, met her new spouse in 2020 at the Miss Grand International competition. 

Both she and Miss Argentina, Mariana Varela, 26, had posted photos with one another to their respective social media platforms, although they hadn't explicitly revealed that they were in a romantic relationship until now.

The newlyweds decided to announce their love in an Instagram Reel post on Sunday, sharing photos and videos of their engagement and wedding.

"After deciding to keep our relationship private, we opened the doors to them on a special day," reads the caption of the post, which has been broadcast to the couple's more than 272,000 combined followers.

By early Wednesday afternoon, the Instagram Reel had received more than 174,000 likes and scores of comments.

Valentin and Varela shared snippets from their romantic engagement, which included sparkling strings of Christmas lights, rose petals and candles, in addition to balloons spelling out the message: "Marry Me?"