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Former Miss Universe Argentina and fellow beauty queen secretly wed

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Former Miss Universe Argentina Mariana Valera and fellow beauty queen from Puerto Rico, Fabiola Valentín, revealed they had secretly tied the knot after keeping their relationship private for a long time. Their intimate wedding ceremony took place last Friday, October 28 in San Juan, Puerto Rico where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2015. Back in 2019, they both tried to join Miss Universe but while Mariana won her national title and went on to compete in the prestigious pageant in Atlanta, Georgia, Fabiola was not lucky enough to take home the Miss Universe Puerto Rico title as she only placed in the Top 3. Their paths crossed a year later when their pageant journey brought them together in Miss Grand International 2020 which was held in Bangkok, Thailand where they both placed in the Top 10 and fell in love. "Congratulations to both of you. MGIO always support “LOVE” without boundaries," Miss Grand International Organization posted about them on social media. The Mi

Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2022: Meet the winners from San Sebastian, Ponce and Dorado

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The Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2022 final competition was held on Sunday, June 5 at Teatro Alejandro Tapia y Rivera in San Juan. San Sebastian's Paola González Torres, a 23-year-old chemistry student, was named Miss International Puerto Rico 2022. She succeeds last year's titleholder Natalia Colón and is expected to represent Puerto Rico at Miss International 2022 pageant in Japan later this year. Vivianie Diaz Arroyo and Karla Guilfú also crowned their successors - Miss Supranational Puerto Rico 2022 Ariette Banchs, 23, from Ponce, and Miss Grand Puerto Rico 2022 Oxana Rivera, 27, from Dorado. They will respectively be sent to Miss Supranational 2022 in Poland this July, and Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia this October. The representatives of Río Grande, Lityaret Hernández, Caguas, Jainar Cruz, Arroyo, Lissette Santiago, and Guaynabo, Sarahi Figueroa completed the Top 7. "I am more than grateful to be representing Puerto Rico in the 60th anniversary of [Miss I

Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2022 official contestants revealed

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The 23 contestants of the Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2022 pageant were officially presented in a special event held at the Palacio Provincial Hotel in Old San Juan on Thursday, May 5. Meet the beauties who are vying for the opportunity to represent Puerto Rico at the next edition of Miss International, Miss Supranational and Miss Grand International: Joceleen Velázquez Morales (Aguadilla) Taís Del Mar Serrano (Arecibo) Lissette Santiago (Arroyo) Georymar Cotto (Bayamón) Mónica Lisete Hernández (Cabo Rojo) Jaimar Cruz (Caguas) Hailey Borrero (Cataño) Oxana Rivera (Dorado) Lismari Ortiz (Guánica) Sarahi Figueroa (Guaynabo) Angely Rivera (Las Piedras) Ana Karina Badillo (Moca) Pamela Texidor (Morovis) Janmarie Fuentes (Naranjito) Ariette Nathalia Banchs (Ponce) Lityaret Hernández (Río Grande) Aleshka Rivera (Sabana Grande) Yomaira Eliss Cruz (Salinas) Lilliriel Rivera (San Juan) Paola C. González (San Sebastián) Adlin Fortes (Toa Alta) Andrea P. Pabón (Vega Baja) Gabriela Cintrón (Yauco)

FAVORITES: Best-dressed at Miss Grand International 2021 welcome ceremony and press conference

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Miss Grand International 2021 welcome ceremony and press conference was held on Thursday, November 18 at the Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand. Fifty-eight contestants wearing their stunning evening gowns and respective crowns arrived at the venue in a sports car. They raised a toast with the reigning queen Abena Appiah and MGI executives during the glittering event. Miss Puerto Rico, Vivianie Diaz Arroyo topped our list of best-dressed contestants followed by representatives from the Philippines, Thailand, Colombia, and Myanmar. Special mentions for Indonesia, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, Japan, Venezuela and India for making it to our Top 12 list. Photos: Miss Grand International