Rita Gaviola, popularly known as the ‘Badjao Girl,’ happily announces her engagement to a non-showbiz partner

Rita Gaviola, famously known as Badjao Girl, is set to walk down the aisle as she recently announced her engagement on Instagram. The viral star shared a heartwarming photo of her partner, Jeric Ong, on one knee, holding an engagement ring.

In the caption accompanying the Instagram post, Rita wrote, “This is it,” expressing her excitement for the next chapter of her life. The news of their engagement has quickly spread, and well-wishes from fans and followers have been pouring in.

This joyous occasion comes after Rita revealed in August 2022 that she and Jeric had welcomed their first child. The couple has been sharing their love and journey as parents on social media, capturing the hearts of many with their beautiful family moments.

Rita first gained widespread attention in 2016 when a photo of her and her brother begging during the Pahiyas Festival went viral. Her captivating beauty and inspiring story caught the attention of the public, leading to various opportunities.

Later that year, Rita joined the reality TV show “Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7,” where she earned the title of the “Badjao Girl of Lucena.” She also participated in the popular segment “Sexy Babe” of the noontime show “It’s Showtime.”

Now, with news of her engagement, Rita’s journey continues to inspire and captivate the hearts of people not only in the Philippines but also across the globe. Her story serves as a reminder that dreams really do come true, and love conquers all.

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