The hilarious reason this woman used her cousin’s hand for an engagement picture


Diana, a nurse from Melbourne, Australia, was caught off guard when her boyfriend Jose dropped to one knee to propose to her. So much so that she didn’t have her nails done!

While she was excited for the photos that came after she said, “yes,” how could she show off that ring with unpolished nails? Thankfully, her cousin Jenna was there to lend a hand, quite literally.

The happy and hilarious moment was caught on camera and shared on Twitter.

“My cousin’s boyfriend proposed to her but she didn’t have her nails done,” the tweet read:

Since posting the photo that shows the happy moment — plus an angle revealing how the photo came to be — the tweet has gone viral, garnering nearly 1 million likes and a lot of comments,

Twitter user @ccoopactress couldn’t help but point out that this is what friends are for.

“Gotta have good girlfriends around at all times,” her tweet reads.

While others see the “true friend” status of this, some like Twitter user @KariKillz are joking that her boyfriend should have made sure her nails were done — just a warning to the guys out there:

Some, like Twitter user @looovesarah, even regret that they didn’t think of something like this when they were proposed to:

These reactions prove that this is a problem women can relate to. So clearly, these cousins were onto something when they came up with this idea!

Jenna later took to Twitter to explain why she had to step in to help her cousin out.

“Diana is a nurse so she never has her nails done,” she wrote on Twitter. “José planned this surprise proposal [and] couldn’t really get her to do her nails without raising suspicion.”

As for the balloons and flowers, Diana was tricked into thinking they were for another occasion.

“José convinced Diana that the celebration was for his parent’s [sic] wedding anniversary, before getting on his knees and revealing that it was all really for her,” Jenna explained on Twitter.

Overall, the couple described the moment as “perfect” in an interview with “Good Morning America.”

As far as the photos go, Diana said, “We thought it was so funny and just for laughs, but it actually worked out really well.”

Because you’d never know it was her cousin stepping in to show off the ring if they hadn’t let all of Twitter in on the secret!

And in case you were wondering, Jenna is going to be there to help Diana along on her way to becoming a bride, and not just because of her help following the engagement.

“I’ve known this for years, but Jenna will definitely be my maid of honor,” the cousin shared on “Good Morning America.” “It’s something I want her to be a part of, and it will make it more memorable to have her by our side.”

So, manicure or no, this was a successful proposal and, with Jenna by her side, we have a feeling the wedding will run perfectly smooth, too!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Augusta Statz
I have a B.F.A. in Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I’m an avid writer with a genuine sense of curiosity. I feel the best way to absorb the world around you is through fashion, art and food, so that’s what I spend most of my time writing about.

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