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It looks like Miss Universe is about to become Mrs. Universe! Former pageant queen Ximena Navarrete is officially engaged, after her sweetheart Juan Carlos Valladares popped the question. And after seeing Navarrete's #EngagementRingSelfie on Instagram, we're even more jealous of her stunning sparkler than we were of her blinged-out pageant crown! (Seriously, how much sparkle does one woman need?!)
After snagging the Miss Universe crown back in 2010 — and becoming only the second Mexican citizen to do so, we might add! — Navarrete has been keeping busy as a successful actress, working on popular telenovelas. So of course, her proposal was totally soap opera worthy!
According to E! News, the beauty queen's boyfriend of one year, Juan Carlos Valladares, took Navarrete to the Palacio Museum of San Agustín, where he pre-arranged for the installations of the art gallery to serve as perfect proposal ambiance. Valladares then popped the question with a to-die-for engagement ring, featuring a large-and-in-charge center diamond on a silver band. And of course, the bride-to-be couldn't help but show off her new beautiful bauble with an #EngagementRingSelfie (see below) on the 'Gram. No worries, Navarrete — we wouldn't be able to help ourselves, either!
"Today my @jcvalladares gave me the most beautiful surprise in the world!!!!!," Navarrete wrote in Spanish, captioning a photo of herself and her beau embracing. "I am the happiest woman in this universe!!!!! I'm getting married to the best man, my best friend, and the man with whom I dream about forming a family. I love you!!!! You're the best!!!"
After the proposal, the perfect pair headed to an engagement party with their family and friends to celebrate. With a ring like that, we'd be popping the champagne too!
Now, on to the wedding planning! We're crossing our fingers that Navarrete opts for a tiara over the traditional veil come the big day. What could be more fitting for a to-be-wedded pageant queen? After all, the bride is basically the queen of the day anyway, right?