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Tim Tebow pops the question. ‘This ring is internally flawless. Just like you’

FILE: Tim Tebow Engaged To Former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters attend a San Jose party on Jan. 5.
(Steve Jennings / Getty Images/ESPN)

Tim Tebow has been an ESPN college football analyst for more than five years, so he knows a thing or two about stringing words together.

But the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and current minor league baseball player outdid himself Wednesday when he proposed to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville, Fla.

Check out this gem the old smoothie uttered as he slipped a 7.25-carat solitaire ring on Nel-Peters’ finger, according to People:

“This ring is internally flawless. Just like you.”

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Nel-Peters said yes.

“I’m so excited for the wedding, and I can’t wait to spend forever with Tim,” she told People.

The proposal by Tebow, 31, involved much more than a handful of carefully chosen words. He flew out the family and close friends of his 23-year-old girlfriend and had his loved ones on hand as well.

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He had an arbor installed next to a small lake, with a bench featuring an engraving with the date the couple met, to serve as the site for the big moment. South African singer Matthew Mole made a surprise appearance to sing “The Wedding Song.”

“I was excited,” said Tebow, who will start next season with the New York Mets’ Triple-A affiliate. “I wanted everything to be perfect and to go smoothly. But I wasn’t nervous to actually ask her.”

Tebow even put a ribbon on the top of a borrowed truck and pretended he was going to give the vehicle to his father in an attempt to keep his real plan a secret.

“I’m sorry you didn’t get a new truck,” Nel-Peters later told her father-in-law-to-be, “but you’re getting a new daughter!”

charles.schilken@latimes.com

Twitter: @chewkiii


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