Beauty queen Sandra Lemonon is now engaged to her boyfriend, basketball player Sol Mercado.
The couple shared the exciting news on their respective Instagram accounts on Sunday, March 13, along with a photo of Sandra's engagement ring.
"(Infinity) with you @m3rcmywords. I love you. 11/03/2022. 5:00 pm," wrote Sandra in her post.
For his part, Sol said: "Everything that is YOU @sandralemonon, is all I ever needed!"
Among those who congratulated the couple were Sandra's fellow beauty queens Catriona Gray, Katarina Rodriguez, Rachel Peters, Samantha Bernardo, Hannah Arnold, and Bianca Guidotti. Sports personalities Doug Kramer and Mark Caguioa also expressed their happiness for the two.
It was in September last year when Sandra first confirmed her relationship with Sol.
Sandra, 27, competed in the inaugural Miss Universe Philippines pageant in 2020 and finished as a semi-finalist.
She also joined Miss World Philippines in 2016, where she finished in fourth place, and Binibining Pilipinas in 2018, as a semi-finalist.
Meanwhile, Sol is a player for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He has played for teams Rain or Shine, Meralco, San Miguel, Barako Bull, and Ginebra.
Sol is the ex-fiancé of actress Denise Laurel. They called off their engagement in 2016.