Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman expecting her first child

27 Aug 2020 | Camilla Suarez

Karen Gallman Miss Intercontinental 2018 announced just a few hours ago that she and her husband are expecting their first child. She announced that news on her social media account with a caption, “Baby Garton arriving January 2021. We are so excited to be welcoming our little one into the world! #20weeks.” She shared a beautiful video with her husband walking by the beach and caressing her baby bump and enjoying the serenity of the beautiful beach.

Karen Gallman is a Filipina-Australian beauty queen who represented the Philippines at Miss Intercontinental 2018 held at the Mall of Asia Arena, Manila and was crowned as the winner at the end of the event finale. Karen became the first Filipina to win the Miss Intercontinental crown in the pageants 47-year history.



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Several of her pageant sisters including Michele Gumbao, Vickie Rushton, Rachel Peters, Eva Patalinjug, Jehza Huelar-Simon, Cynthia Thomalla, etc. congratulated the gorgeous mother to be. They all mentioned that they are really excited for the diva to enter into a new phase of her life and she is going to be a gorgeous mother. Some of her fans also congratulated her and wished her a good health & love to her and her beautiful family.

Karen married her longtime boyfriend Ian Garton on 3rd March 2020 at a sunny garden wedding in the winery Stoneridge Estate, while surrounded by loved ones and the majestic scenery of New Zealand. The beauty queen’s white Rosa Clara bridal gown with a jewel neckline showcased her beauty and understated elegance. The diva put her wedding on hold to complete her crown duties as the couple believed that her priorities should be representing the country with utmost respect and honor.



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During her stint at Miss Intercontinental 2018, Karen impressed the judges and audience with her intelligent answer, she was asked, "How do you define success?", to which she answered: “For me, success is not just about winning in life but setting goals, smaller goals, and achieving your dreams and working hard for everything you want, and always looking up to God and being thankful for everything. For me, that is success.” This answer not only made her win the title but also helped her to create a history.

Congratulations to the diva on such a wonderful news!