When Trixie Maristela was crowned Miss International Queen 2015 last Friday night, her boyfriend Art Sta. Ana was the happiest, alongside the entire Philippines glued on the live streaming till way past midnight. And who wouldn’t be? Their love story served as the inspiration for the now popular book “He’s Dating The Transgender” which should now be appropriately re-titled “He’s (Now) Dating Miss International Queen 2015”.
Art cried in front of the newly-elected winner and posted the following Facebook update in his account:
You really can’t help but cheer for these two lovebirds. Their love for each other grows every single day. It can’t get any better than this.
That awkward moment when you’re more emotional than the winner. I cried. Yeah, I cried. Sobbed like a little kid. My heart was filled with joy. My baby @trixiemaristela is the queen. I knew she was going to win, but I was still so overwhelmed. I couldn’t be prouder. We’ve been talking about it for years, and I knew that the crown will be on her head. But it was actually happening, unfolding right before my very eyes. It was surreal. It was a dream. The tears, well they just flowed, couldn’t stop it. Each tear drop that fell was filled with pride, with love, with happiness. You are the queen now, and I your forever jester. I love you.
In his own words, Art was quoted saying this:
“She steals my heart every second, every minute”