She's Engaged! See Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters With Her Fiancé Tim Tebow
The South African stunner who bagged the most beautiful crown in the universe last year is now on her way to becoming a bride.
Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters officially turned into a bride-to-be this week when her boyfriend, American football star Tim Tebow, asked her to be his wife in his family's Florida farm. The 31-year-old athlete caught her completely by surprise, revealing that he had taken long measures to ensure that Demi wouldn't suspect a thing.
As the story goes, he invited her to celebrate a belated Christmas bash with him and his family in the States. On the day of their engagement, to mask all signs of excitement or nervousness, Tim convinced Demi that he was ready with a new truck to surprise his dad with (he had even rented one from a dealership and dressed it in a bow for added distraction!).
Once they reached the spot that Tim had prepared especially for the day, he began his speech then dropped down to one knee, the gesture being an unmistakable prelude to the question of a lifetime. The shocked Demi broke out into tears of joy and quickly gave her "yes," and now, a 7.5 carat solitaire ring rests on her finger.
Making his proposal all the more thoughtful were the inclusion of a custom-made bench engraved with the date the couple first met, and best of all, the surprise appearance of Demi's family and friends who Tim himself secretly flew over from South Africa to witness the moment.
As if all that weren't enough, South African singer Matthew Mole also joined in on the fun, coming out from his hiding spot to serenade to couple with "The Wedding Song," a favorite of theirs.
The couple's families celebrated the occasion over dinner and drinks at a nearby bar in Jacksonville where they expressed their happiness about the upcoming union between the lovebirds.
Tim himself described his future wife to be "flawless" on the inside, just like the ring he picked out for her, and the perfect match for him because of her shared love for God, generosity of spirit, and good heart. The footballer has been known to be on an active search for the woman he would finally settle down with, often opening up about his desire to start a family and find a partner who shares the same values as him.
Demi and Tim began their relationship two years ago, briefly after she was crowned Miss Universe.
Photos from @timtebow @demileighnp