Swimsuit Model Hunter McGrady’s Engagement
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hunter McGrady met the love of her life on Snapchat and after over a year and a half of dating, her man surprised her over the holidays with the proposal of her dreams.
The 23-year-old model’s boyfriend Brian Keys was a fan of McGrady before the two met, followed her on Snapchat and made a quest to take her on a date when he saw she was in N.Y.C. based off of her posts on the app.
“Not until six months after him following me and my antics [on Snapchat] did he see that I was in New York for a few days and so he snapped me something funny and asked me to drinks,” McGrady told PeopleStyle of the unique way the couple met. “I told him to add me on Facebook because let’s be real, I wanted to know what he looked like. He added me [and] my heart sunk. I thought he was so handsome.”
The rest was history. “Our first date was three days long and well, he’s now my future husband. Thanks Snapchat!” she said.
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Keys got down on one knee at a picturesque spot in New York’s Central Park over the holidays, completely catching McGrady off-guard. “I was totally surprised,” she said. “I was bawling crying and had I known, I would have kept it together.”
After McGrady, Keys and his seven-year-old daughter had a bite to eat at Tavern On The Green, he told McGrady he wanted to keep walking around in the 20-degree cold weather because “he wanted to show us something.”
“We got to Bow Bridge in Central Park — it’s an iconic bridge and absolutely stunning — and I thought, ‘Oh wow he sure knows me and knows I would love a picture in front of this,’” she said. But the second McGrady turned around, she saw her boyfriend kneel down with the beautiful sparkler.
“I just broke down crying. He said some really beautiful things and then asked me to marry him. I of course said yes!” McGrady told us. Keys made sure not to leave his daughter out of the exciting moment either. “Then after he gave me my ring, he told his daughter how she is so precious to him and how much he loves her and gave her a ring pop — I’ve never seen a happier kid!”