A video of a failed UCLA marriage proposal has gone viral but is the whole thing fake?
That's the question some are asking after video of the failed marriage proposal went viral on Tuesday. The supposed proposal occurred on Dec. 23 during a UCLA-Richmond basketball game, but the finally wasn't finally available until Monday.
A young man turns to his presumed girlfriend during a Mistletoe Cam segment, pulls out a ring and tells her, I knew that I was going to do this since the first day that I met you, and I figured now was as good a time as any.
The woman appears hesitant to the question, ponders what just happened and then is seen running off screen while the man hangs his head in shame. A UCLA spokesman told Los Angeles Times beat writer Baxter Holmes that the marriage proposal wasn't staged, but some are entirely convinced.
It's entirely conceivable that some poor jamoke really did try to propose to his girlfriend during a sparsely attended UCLA game, but there have been a recent trend of fake marriage proposals.
During a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a man named Jacob proposed to his girlfriend Jodi, only to be turned down. The video of the proposal rejection also went viral, but later it turned out to simply be a hoax to promote Ellen's '12 Days of Giveaways' on her show.
But you'll have to just judge for yourself whether the UCLA proposal is fake or not. It does seem significantly more realistic than the Ellen proposal - especially the girl's initial excitement about being on the Mistletoe Cam - but men around the world are certainly hope it wasn't real for that poor schlub's sake.