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VIDEO: Former Rose of Tralee Haley O'Sullivan says 'Yes' to romantic Santorini proposal

Published 17/08/2015 | 13:32

Haley O'Sullivan, the 2013 Rose of Tralee, got engaged to her partner after he popped the question on the trip of a lifetime.

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The former Texas Rose was tricked into thinking she was partaking in a promotional project, as her boyfriend put his plan into action.

"A lifetime dream of traveling to Santorini was made that much sweeter with this amazing proposal," Hayley said.

"After receiving a letter from the hotel asking for couples to volunteer to be part of a promotional project including photos and videos "we" agreed to participate."

On the evening in question, her boyfriend Davey took her on a sunset cruise.

"I received an amazing massage and the opportunity to get my nails and hair done through this 'promotional project,'" Haley recalls.

" Thoughts crossed my mind whether or not this might be the night we would get engaged but the photo crew reinforced that this was strictly a promotional project for the hotel."

However, as she looked out over the water, she saw two people holding a banner with the proposal printed on it.

"Looking back toward Davey I saw him on one knee holding up a ring asking me to spend the rest of my life with him."

"It was then I realized the entire thing had been a set up, there was no promotional project, he had planned the entire thing as a way for us to treasure this memory."

Haley said the experience was one of the "best surprises of [my] life."

Watch the moment, below.

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