Victoria’s Secret Model Josephine Skriver Got Engaged Under the Northern Lights

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Thanksgiving may be over, but proposal season is finally upon us. Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver revealed she’s engaged to Alexander DeLeon on Monday, November 26, following his romantic proposal in Finland under the Northern Lights.

Skriver, 25, posted a slideshow Monday of her fiance’s proposal, including her big engagement ring. “I SAID HELL-FREAKIN’-YES!!!! I’M ENGAGED,” she gushed on social media. “It was a cold November night. Alex had us driven all the way to Finland to see the northern lights. It was my second bucket list number i was checking off in the same week after swimming with Orcas, my favorite animals, in their natural habitat! Little did i know it would soon be my third!”


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Skriver was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, so the region is rather sentimental to the model. “He had a bonfire built for me on top of the middle of a frozen lake deep in Scandinavia completed with the full moon shining on our backs and hot cocoa to keep us warm!?!? Like.. is he crazy?!???” she recalled. “For the first time in both of our lives we got to see the northern lights decide to show their dance across the starry night!! It was a full moon… it was on the 23rd (23 is my lucky number).. and the same day as his song ‘Aurora Borealis,’ which was the first song he EVER wrote about me, came out to the world!”

It was in that moment that DeLeon popped the question. Skriver, of course, replied yes. “I have never been more sure about anything in my life. You are my biggest adventure. My fairytale come true. My soulmate. My best friend. The love of my life,” she continued. “So of course it was 1millionxYES!!! Sometimes in life you will meet that one person that makes everything make sense. A person that pushes you to be an even greater version of yourself. A person that makes you not just dream it.. but believe it! Believe in your own abilities to make anything happen!”

DeLeon is a singer-songwriter who also goes by the name “Bohnes.” He proposed with a large emerald cut diamond featuring a pave diamond split shank band.

Finally, she ended the post with a message about how she defines love. “Love is not about compromising yourself. Love is finding someone that only adds to your own joy and shine! Teammates for life!!! @bohnes with you i just knew! You are all that and more,” she expressed. “You walked into my life and i have never looked back. I love you. You are MY northern lights and MY Aurora Borealis. <3 -Your Jo.”

Skriver’s close girlfriends Sara Sampaio and Jasmine Tookes both took to their Insta Stories to congratulate the pair on Monday. “Can someone come get this engaged woman from stealing my fries!!!” Tookes joked alongside a video of Skriver’s shiny new ring sneaking a fry.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
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