A month after Catriona Gray triumphed in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, another Filipina woman successfully brought glory to our country by bagging one more international beauty title. Last January, Karen Gallman became the very first Filipina to be crowned as the 2018 Miss Intercontinental in the coronation night held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Shortly after her victory, Karen was a guest on Magandang Buhay, wherein she shared some wonderful stories about her life. She expressed how happy she was winning the crown for the Philippines. Although she has was born to an Australian father and Filipina mother and raised in the land down under, Karen said that she has always been a proud ‘Bisaya’. She revealed that she spent her childhood in Ubay, Bohol until she turned 8 years old when she and her whole family migrated to Australia.
But before being crowned Miss Intercontinental, Karen was already a winner in her love life. In June last year, Karen and her Aussie boyfriend Ian Garton got engaged. Of course, Ian showed his all-out support for Karen by also appearing in Magandang Buhay.
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Karen and Ian already had their pre-nuptial photoshoot in London. Both being so adventurous, the couple also documented their most precious moments together in all their holiday travels as they prepare for their wedding, which they plan on March or April next year after Karen completes her Miss Intercontinental duties.
With all her achievements in life, Karen would like to tell us, as seen on an Instagram post: “History isn’t made by doing nothing! Go out there, be brave, and take risks even if it scares you!”
A precious piece of advice in life and in love, indeed! Check out how blissful Karen’s heart is right now with her biggest fan in this gallery.
PHOTO CREDIT: @karen_gallman IG