Jehza Huelar, who finished second runner-up in the 2016 Binibining Pilipinas pageant, got engaged to her boyfriend, basketball player Peter June Simon, on New Year's Eve.
The Davao beauty queen shared the happy news on Instagram late Sunday, along with a touching message for her now-fiancé.
As the caption to a clip of her kissing Simon while showing off her sparkly ring, she said: "This man had been holding his horses for a long time in terms of commitment and marriage. He waited for years and prayed for a perfect day."
She also described Simon as someone who made her believe that such a man still exists -- one who is "very patient, respectable, and kind."
"I hope I get to tell people a story of our relationship with God, of how good your intentions are, and how good (a) person you’ve become," she added, before punctuating her post by admitting that she's "still surprised" with his proposal.
Simon, who plays for the Magnolia Hotshots, and Huelar have been a couple for more than three years.