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PAGENTS: Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico Reveal They Secretly Got Married

PAGENTS: Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico Reveal They Secretly Got Married

A pair of international beauty pageant winners are showing love wins.

Via USA TODAY: Miss Argentina 2020, Mariana Varela, 26, and Miss Puerto Rico 2020, Fabiola Valentin, 22, wrote on Instagram that they got married on Oct. 28 after having kept their relationship out of the public eye. “After deciding to keep our relationship private, we opened the doors to them on a special day. 28/10/22,” the couple wrote in a joint message on both of their Instagram pages.

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Puerto Rico in 2015 when it was legalized across the U.S. following a Supreme Court ruling. Argentina legalized it in 2010.

The couple each represented their countries in 2020 in the Miss Grand International competition, whose organizers sent well wishes to them on their marriage.

First Openly Lesbian Contestant To Compete In Miss Southern California Cities and Miss Long Beach Pageant

Janelle Hutcherson

Out lesbian Jenelle Hutcherson, rocking a Mohawk, tattoos and piercings will ditch the traditional evening gown for a tuxedo and will take to the stage Sunday at the Miss Southern California cities and Miss Long Beach pageant  and will become the first ever openly gay beauty pageant contestant.

“I’m thoroughly excited,” Hutcherson said. “This has been an amazing experience.”

Jenelle’s walk down the runway began with a haircut chit-chat with Justin Rudd the director of the pageant at The Den Salon in downtown Long Beach, California where she works.  Rudd was the one who suggested that she enter and tha her individuality would be embraced in the pageant world.

And with that Janelle decided that there was no reason not to enter the pagent and use it not only as as a platform to promote individual beauty but also to raise awareness of the surge in bullying directed at the LGBT community.

“To me, in my mind, I could have been anyone of those kids,” she said of recent bullying victims.

It’s for the youth,” Hutcherson said of her pageant run. “If I can reach the kids or open up one adult’s mind, it will be totally worth it.”

The Miss Southern California cities and Miss Long Beach pageant Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

Source: NBC Los Angeles