Years after competing in the Super Sireyna contest of Eat Bulaga, Sabel Gonzales is now living as a man named Mark Estephen.
Sabel Gonzales was tagged as "Julia Barretto" when she competed in the 2014 Super Sireyna contest in Eat Bulaga.
The contestant from Anda, Pangasinan was crowned as the Super Sireyna Queen of Flowers when she joined the pageant in 2014.
During the Super Sireyna grand finals June 2014, it was revealed that Sabel wanted to become a supermodel back then.
"Gusto niyang maging supermodel pagdating ng panahon at ngayon pa lang pina-practice na niya," said Julia Clarete while Sabel arched her back to show off her backless gown.
Isabelle Daza said Sabel is a theater performer so she knows what it's like to be onstage.
Sabel was asked to complete the sentence: "The greatest thing in life is ____"
The contestant answered, "The greatest thing in life is love because love is the greatest gift that GOd gave to all of us that we need to share to everyone.
"I know that everyone needs love. I hope that all of us here share the love, respect, and acceptance to everyone."
On January 23, 2018, Sabel announced through his Facebook page that he is now living as a man named Mark Estephen.
Mark wrote: “It’s 2018, and I found my true happiness in life from Our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Only God can change to you and to me... So accept and follow Jesus now as our savior and repent from our sins.
“He is the only way , the truth and the life to be with the Father and to be in heaven.”
Mark also wrote (published as is): “Thank you for all the support. Only God can changed us.
“God is transforming me for His will in my life and I know that I was born as a man, that’s the creation of God…
“I realized that I just created an idol in my own desire but not God’s desire. Now, I surrender my life to Him. All glory to God.”
Mark now lives in Arizona, USA.