UNDATED (CNN) - After six years together, how does a guy make his marriage proposal memorable? By tricking his bride-to-be TV anchor in Huntsville, Alabama into making herself the breaking news.
How did the local news anchor find out she was getting married? She heard herself deliver the news. She said, "And we do have some breaking news to report to you. Fox 54 has just learned that a Huntsville news anchor is being proposed to on live TV right now..."
The rest of the WZDX news team walked off the set and Jillian Pavlica's boyfriend walked on. He had sabotaged the teleprompter.
And now, the back story. Fiancé Vince Ramos says, "The truth finally dawned on Jillian when she got about 23 words in and read aloud the word 'proposed'. My main goal was for her to get at least 50 percent of the way through without her realizing it."
Now Vince is the manager of a car dealership, knows nothing about TV, and needed an accomplice to commander the teleprompter. He says, "Jillian's producer was instrumental in tricking the anchor. About 10 seconds before coming out of a break..." Jillian says, "She was in my ear, 'Jillian, we have breaking news'. She's like just shut up and read it. I'm like ok."
The media blog FTV Live wasn't feeling romantic. "Why should anyone else give a crap that the news anchor's boyfriend wants to marry her? Propose on your own time, not the viewers."
Ramos says, "Everyone always says we want to see happy news and you know what? it was a happy ending."
All of Jillian's precipitation led into the weather, "One-hundred percent chance of a few tears of joy tonight."