“A dream wedding and the most special birthday in the span of 48 hours,” shared Rachel Peters happily in her Instagram post. “31 is looking so good already! Thank you for all the bday love guys.”
It seems like a lifetime ago when Rachel shared the stage with other Miss Universe hopefuls. Rachel believed that while she wasn’t able to bring home the crown and continue as a beauty queen, she was destined to walk down another path: that of being wife and mother.
It was in 2019 that Rachel got engaged to her long-time partner, politician Migz Villafuerte. Their wedding got held back due to the pandemic, so instead, they decided to tie the knot in a civil ceremony at the Supreme Court in July 2021, which was actually their seventh anniversary as a couple.
Last October 20, 2022, Rachel shared photos of her and Migz in their wedding finery.
“Finally,” she simply captioned her post.
Rachel and Migz finally pushed through with their planned wedding in Bali, Indonesia. The couple exchanged vows for the second time around in an intimate ceremony, and Rachel took to social media to share some snapshots of their wedding.
It’s been a busy month for their little family, with their daughter Kaia Rose celebrating her first birthday just a few days before.
It was in October 2021 that Rachel gave birth to Kaia Rose.
"Things didn’t go as planned for us then but now as I hold my baby in my arms and have taken on another great challenge and have been given the greatest honor of being this girl's mum, I’ve never been so sure that everything happens for a reason," Rachel shared then.
While she does miss her pre-mommy days sometimes, Rachel wouldn’t trade motherhood for anything.
“Sometime I catch myself missing the freedom I had to travel and see friends before Kaia,” she shared. “But it doesn’t take much to snap out of it because I miss you more when you go down for a nap.”
“Never a dull moment with my feeling big girl,” said Rachel in her IG post where she shared some of their mommy-and-me moments.
They recently celebrated Kaia’s first birthday with a colorful celebration with family and friends. Kaia was all smiles as she opened her presents and bounced around the inflatable playground.
“Can’t believe you're 1 my kayingking,” Migz posted on his Instagram account.
Rachel also shared some video snippets of baby Kaia’s first twelve months.
“Happy first birthday, sweetheart,” Rachel greeted her firstborn. “Thank you for making everyday so much brighter. We love you to pieces forever and ever.”