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Katarina Rodriguez announces pregnancy

Katarina Rodriguez announces pregnancy

PREGNANT. Beauty queen-actress Katarina Rodriguez is expecting her first child.

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The beauty queen shares the happy news through a vlog

Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez is expecting her first child with partner Niño Barbers. 

The 29-year-old beauty queen announced the news in a vlog released on Monday, August 9. 

“I’m so excited to finally share the big announcement that I have, this secret that I’ve been keeping for the past seven months, eight months. And that secret is I’m pregnant,” she said.

The 10-minute video also features snippets of Katarina’s journey as a first-time mother – from taking the pregnancy test, flaunting her growing baby bump, and spending time with her partner in Siargao, where they are currently based. 

In an exclusive interview with Mega Magazine,  Katarina opened up on how her pregnancy “changed her perspective.”

“I’ve been feeling very blessed throughout my journey. Once we confirmed my pregnancy everything came so naturally to me. Pregnancy humbled me… I feel grateful for all the growing happening, for the baby in my womb and for my personal journey as well,” she said. 

Fellow beauty queens and celebrities like Megan Young, Vickie Rushton, and Liza Soberano have congratulated the couple. 

Before representing the Philippines in Miss World 2018 and Miss Intercontinental 2017, Katarina also joined Asia’s Next Top Model season two. 

Katarina last starred in the ABS-CBN series Make It With You, starring Liza and Enrique Gil. –