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Sports Illustrated Model Samantha Hoopes Is Engaged to Salvatore Palella: See Her Ring

hoopes engaged(Credit: Salvatore Palella / Instagram)

Samantha Hoopes is getting hitched. The Sports Illustrated model revealed this weekend that she’s engaged to boyfriend Salvatore Palella.

Hoopes announced the news with a ring selfie followed by a slideshow documenting Palella’s romantic proposal. Palella, the CEO of Helbiz, went the sentimental route for his thoughtful engagement idea, surprising Hoopes with the exact number of roses correlated to the number of days from when they first met.

“380 days we have looked at each other in the eyes and then (380 days and then381 bc of time zones),” Hoopes announced via social media. “This morning on the airplane back to where we first met where you presented 381 roses from now until forever we will be together and today we promised to be forever together!! You’re mine @palella and I’m beyond with our love I can’t wait to spend forever plus 381 with you baby.”

Palella proposed in the Bulgaria Hotel in Milan, Italy. He echoed his fiancée’s sentiments as well on social media. “381 days ago I met you, and today sourrounded by 381 roses the same place where we initially met I got down on one knee with a ring I personally designed for you, you said YES to share the rest of your life with me,” he wrote. “I Love You @samanthahoopes#Mine.”

Hoopes is best known for posing for SI’s Swimsuit Issue, as well as her national spot for burger chain Carl’s Jr. See more photos of the couple below.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.