Jennifer Lopez’s ex Marc Anthony, 53, is heading down the aisle once more and, this time, it’s with 23-year-old Paraguayan model and beauty queen Nadia Ferreira. The sweet occasion was made Instagram official recently, with the pair showing off their rings and several lovey-dovey moments on Ferreira’s Instagram Stories. The couple’s first-ever encounter was reportedly back in 2016 when Ferreira, a fan of Marc Anthony, bought tickets to one of his concerts. Ferreira grabbed an opportunity to approach the singer and request a photo with him. From fan to wife-to-be , Ferreira’s engagement to her beau sure is a happy twist of fate! So what else is there to know about her? We take a look at what defines her. She battled with serious health issues early in life Though Ferreira’s bright smile might make you think otherwise, the model has suffered her fair share of trials and tribulations. At the age of just eight months, she had to undergo surgery for congenital torticollis, a condition where she had a misaligned neck. Then, at age 10, she was diagnosed with Susac syndrome, a rare disorder that meant she lost her vision, hearing and mobility on the left side of her body for 18 months. “I was supposed to die. Literally to die, and now I’m here and it shows my strength, and it taught me to never stop dreaming,” she said in her video for Miss Universe. Who’s the richest in Will Smith’s family? Net worths, ranked She’s a polyglot who’s travelled the world In that same video, she explained that she began modelling at age 13. Then, in 2015, Ferreira was named Miss Teen Universe Paraguay. She went on to become Miss Universe Paraguay 2021, representing her country at the pageant held in Israel. As a fashion model, she has walked the runway all over the world, including at fashion weeks in New York, Milan and Paris. Her modelling jobs have taken her to numerous countries, including Mexico, Turkey, the US, Germany, Qatar and the UAE. She also speaks no fewer than four languages, including Guaraní and Spanish (the languages of her native Paraguay), Portuguese and English. When the going gets tough … In 2018, at the Asunción Fashion Week, the model unintentionally revealed more than planned when her dress slipped off her shoulder. According to the website Crónica, she said she made the decision to continue strutting regardless, saying: “I realised right away what happened, but it’s unprofessional to dress yourself on the catwalk.” Ferreira pointed out that even the world’s top supermodels such as Naomi Campbell have suffered similar wardrobe malfunctions. Another unfortunate incident occurred in 2021 when she tripped due to the high heels she was wearing. According to the website Palorubin, because it was the year when she was to represent her country at the Miss Universe pageant, fans were worried she may have been too badly injured to compete, but Ferreira reassured them with a message on her social media saying: “There are only bruises.” The richest Bling Empire season 2 cast members, net worths ranked She keeps fit and active On her Miss Universe profile, Ferreira is quoted saying, “I love sports because it releases endorphins and emotions which make me feel strong.” A quick look at her Instagram backs up her claims – not just her lean figure, but posts showing her enjoying everything from tennis to snowboarding. She champions women’s causes Ferreira is the CEO of NF (Nadia Ferreira), a family-run business she set up with her mother and sister that assists women who are victims of domestic violence. According to the Miss Universe website, the beauty queen also supports the work of the minister of justice of Paraguay by helping women who have committed crimes and served time in prison, reintegrating them back into society. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .