Rihanna’s new Fenty ad stars out newlyweds Miss Puerto Rico & Miss Argentina

Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin in Rihanna's Fenty ad
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A new ad for Rihanna’s Fenty beauty brand features Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin, newlyweds who fell in love while competing as Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico.

The ad is for Fenty eau de parfum and depicts the couple telling their love story while embracing, holding hands, and enjoying the scent.

They tell the story of how they met at a pageant in Thailand and immediately became inseparable.

“The details, like how we like our coffee, everything kept flowing,” they say.

They call theirs a story of “beautiful friendship” and add that it has been “magical” to find one another.

“What a special it was to work for the fenty eau de perfum fragance [sic],” Varela wrote on Instagram, adding “It’s beautiful when two bodies come together with love.”

The couple also posted a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.

The happy couple announced their marriage in October 2022 in a joint  Instagram post featuring photos and video clips of their relationship. 

“After deciding to keep our relationship private, we opened the doors to it on a special day. 28/10/22,” the post’s caption reads.

One clip shows the moment the couple got engaged, with “Marry Me?” spelled out in gold and silver balloons as Valentin slips a ring on Varela’s finger. Another shows the pair wearing white on the steps in front of the Marriage Bureau in San Juan where they were reportedly married.

Varela and Valentin met while competing in the 2020 Miss Grand International pageant, where they were both among the top 10 finalists. They’ve posted frequently about their close friendship, but as they noted in their post had chosen to keep their romantic relationship private until now.

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