- Hidilyn Diaz and strength coach Julius Naranjo has spread “kilig” vibes after they announced that they are now engaged
- Following the news, talent manager and broadcaster Noel Ferrer posted a video of Julius sharing the story behind the engagement ring he gave to Hidilyn
- Julius conceptualized the stunning design of the ring with the help of Manila Diamond Studio
- He likewise said that its design was inspired by his girlfriend’s Tokyo 2020 win
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Hidilyn Diaz’s fiancé, strength coach Julius Naranjo shared the story behind the engagement ring he gave to the Olympic gold medalist.
It can be recalled that the couple has recently been making headlines after they announced that they are now engaged.
KAMI then learned that in a video posted by talent manager and broadcaster Noel Ferrer, Julius talked about the design of the ring which he conceptualized with the help of Manila Diamond Studio.
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According to the Filipina weightlifter’s fiancé, its design was inspired by Hidilyn’s Tokyo 2020 win.
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“Manila Diamond Studio helped me design this for her. I told them to make it gold because she won gold. And then, this is a barbell,” said Julius.
He added, “They engrave 'Tokyo 2020' inside of the ring. It's custom made. They did a really great job, actually. I don't know how many carats it is but it looks kinda big.”
Watch the video below:
Hidilyn Francisco Diaz, an Air Force Staff Sergeant and Pinay weightlifter, is the first Filipino to bring home an Olympic gold medal. She also holds an Olympic weightlifting record in the women’s 55kg division, which she achieved during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. During the 2007 SEA Games held in Thailand, she won the bronze medal and placed 10th place in the 53-kilogram class. She went on to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics where she became a Silver Medalist in the women’s 53-kg category.
Hidilyn revealed on Saturday, October 16 that she is now engaged to her boyfriend and strength coach, Julius Naranjo. She shared the good news with the public in a social media post showing a photo of her donning her Olympic gold medal and her stunning engagement ring. The Olympic gold medalist likewise expressed in the caption how blessed she is for having Julius in her life.
After her announcement, several prominent personalities congratulated Hidilyn and Julius. Among those celebrities are Iza Calzado, Bianca Gonzalez and Gretchen Ho.