Barely two weeks removed from her high-profile appearance at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York, supermodel Josephine Skriver got engaged to her singer-songwriter boyfriend Alexander DeLeon on a frozen lake under the northern lights of Finland. Skriver and her new fiancé, who goes by the stage name Bohnes, turned to Instagram to share stunning pics of the diamond engagement ring and epic proposal.
The ring features a sizable emerald-cut center stone set in a diamond-encrusted split-shank band.
The 25-year-old Danish model revealed in her Instagram feed all the romantic details of DeLeon’s surprise proposal and how she was able to check off three items on her bucket list within seven days… Swimming with orcas, seeing the aurora borealis (i.e. the northern lights) and getting engaged to the love of her life.
“It was a cold November night. Alex had us driven all the way to Finland to see the northern lights,” wrote Skriver. “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! He had a bonfire built for me on a frozen lake deep in Scandinavia complete with the full moon shining on our backs and hot cocoa to keep us warm.”
Skriver marveled at the coincidences and events that made the day absolutely perfect. It was November 23, the day DeLeon released “Aurora Borealis,” a song inspired by Skriver. And 23 just happens to be the supermodel’s lucky number.
“Sometimes the universe just chooses to leave you speechless!!!” she continued. “That was when @bohnes looked over at me. When he got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever… 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. So, of course, it was 1millionxYES!!!”
In the post that earned 773,000 Likes on Instagram, Skriver went on to describe how they bring out the best in each other…
“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! @bohnes with you I just knew! You are all that and more. You walked into my life and I have never looked back. I love you. You are MY northern lights and MY aurora borealis. – Your Jo
On his Instagram page, the 29-year-old DeLeon posted a closeup photo of Skriver showing off her new ring. His simple caption: forever.
Credits: Images via Instagram.com/bohnes; Instagram.com/josephineskriver.