Josphine Skriver is engaged to her boyfriend Alex DeLeon, a singer-songwriter also known as Bohnes. The Victoria’s Secret Angel made the announcement on Instagram this morning, sharing photos from her future husband’s picturesque proposal in Finland under the northern lights.
“I SAID HELL-FREAKIN’-YES!!!!” the 25-year-old model excitedly wrote on Instagram.
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I SAID HELL-FREAKIN’-YES!!!! I’M ENGAGED 😱😍😆😱 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! 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?!??? 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! sometimes the universe just chooses to leave you speechless!!! 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!!! 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! 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. 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
It turns out DeLeon took Skriver up to Finland to see the northern lights, one of the items on her bucket list, the Angel explained in her post. The proposal took place on November 23rd, the anniversary of when DeLeon released his song “Aurora Borealis” (another name for the northern lights), his first-ever composition about Skriver. Plus, 23 is the model’s lucky number.
The romantic details continue: DeLeon had a bonfire built in the middle of a frozen lake, there was a full moon, there was even some hot cocoa prepared for the couple.
“Sometimes the universe just chooses to leave you speechless!!!” Skriver recalled in her Instagram post. “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.”
The photos show the couple bundled up in wintery apparel surrounded by ice and snowy mountains. Skriver went for a bright look in a neon orange parka and beanie, but her emerald-cut diamond engagement ring was hard to miss.
DeLeon also shared a closeup of the sparkler on his own Instagram account.
Weeks before trekking to Finland for a surprise proposal, Skriver was in New York City walking the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and DeLeon was there to cheer her on. See if you can catch him in the audience when the runway spectacle is broadcast on ABC on Sunday, December 2. WATCH
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.