December 13, 2018

#RingTales: Josephine Skriver and Alexander De Leon’s Engagement Under the Auroras

By Vennette Lailani Seprado

Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver and singer-songwriter Alexander De Leon are engaged! The Danish beauty took to Instagram on November 27th to announce her engagement, giving fans and followers more than a glimpse of her stunning engagement ring. Skriver also shared the touching story about the proposal, which took place in Finland under the Northern Lights.

According to her post, her fiancee Alexander planned a trip to Finland to see the Northern Lights. The week had already been a memorable one to the model as earlier: she ticked off an entry in her bucket list by swimming with Orcas, her favorite animal in their natural habitat.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Josephine Skriver (@josephineskriver) on

Little did she know she’d add another ticked off entry in her bucket list by being proposed to under a full moon. De Leon had organized a bonfire in the middle of a frozen lake to watch the Aurora Borealis for the first time. After seeing the Auroras dance across the starry sky, he got down on his knees and asked for her hand in marriage. The sentimental details didn’t stop there.

The proposal happened on the 23rd of November: the anniversary of the release of his song, “Aurora Borealis,” which was written about Skriver. The 23rd is also her favorite number.

The ecstatic bride-to-be shared beautiful photos of her romantic engagement revealing an equally impressive engagement ring. De Leon, who is more prominently known as the lead singer for the American rock band, The Cab has been dating the model for five years.


View this post on Instagram


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

A post shared by Josephine Skriver (@josephineskriver) on

He proposed with an emerald-cut center diamond ring suspended between a pavé “split-shank” band flanked by over twenty circular diamonds.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Alexander DeLeon (@bohnes) on






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *