- TV personality KC Montero proposed to his girlfriend on Christmas Day last year
- His fiancée is former Miss New Zealand Stephanie Dods
- KC revealed how he tried and failed several times to propose
KC Montero shared to PEP the funny story of how he proposed to beauty queen Stephanie Dods in Truckee, California on December 25, 2017.
The TV host said Stephanie already knew he had a ring and that he was going to propose, especially when they flew to the United States to celebrate Christmas with KC's family.
"She would wake up every day, knowing that something could happen," said KC to PEP.
That made it harder for KC to surprise Stephanie when he actually proposes.
KC planned to take Stephanie to a mountain top on the pretext that they'll just take photos for Instagram.
But when KC suggested the mountain trip, Stephanie didn't want to go. Instead, she took KC to the supermarket.
KC remembered telling her: "So, do you want to go and take pictures or do you wanna go to the supermarket?"
And her answer: "I wanna go to the supermarket."
The next day, KC finally got his girlfriend to go with him to the mountain. But Stephanie was immediately suspicious.
KC told PEP: "I was trying to find this place. I was driving, and then she goes, 'Where are you going?'
"I said, 'There's this little area I know. We can get out and take our pictures.'
"And she goes, 'Do you just wanna propose to me in the car?'
"Shh! That's not what we're doing here! Instagram is what I'm doing here!"
KC tried to maintain the surprise by pretending he just wanted to take Instagram snaps.
But the wind was to strong and it kept tipping their cameras over.
He tried setting up his Go Pro camera on a tree, and it kept falling down because of the wind.
Stephanie already wanted to give up.
"She was, like, 'You know, we can go. We can go some other place.' And I was, like, 'I don't know what you're talking about,'" said KC.
When he finally set up the camera, he distracted Stephanie and said: "Look! Look over there, it's a glacier."
But when she turned back around, KC was already down on his knees.
"Sipon was dripping down - it was super cold! It was like -5 degrees," recalled KC.
To add to the awkward and funny scenario, KC forgot his proposal speech!
"I was, like, 'I have a lot to say, but I forgot. It's really cold. Will you marry me?'"
Lucky for KC, the former Miss New Zealand said yes!
KC and Stephanie have been dating for almost three years.
Stephanie is half-Kiwi and half-Filipino. She was born to a Filipino mother.
She won Miss Teen New Zealand in 2006 and Miss New Zealand World in 2007.
After living in New Zealand and Australia, she moved to the Philippines in December 2016.
She works as a professional model.
Stephanie is KC's first non-showbiz girlfriend after Rhian Ramos and Geneva Cruz.
KC has an upcoming travel show with his brother Troy. It is titled The Worst Vacation Ever and will be aired on Discovery Channel Asia.
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