This has to be the most OTT proposal story we've ever heard

The New Zealand-based blogger had a treat in store for his then-girlfriend. [Photo: Instagram]
The New Zealand-based blogger had a treat in store for his then-girlfriend. [Photo: Instagram]

We’ve never met Josef Rakich but I can tell you one thing about him for certain: he’s not one for subtlety.


The New Zealand-based personal trainer just pulled off one of the most extravagant proposals we’ve ever seen, involving a helicopter ride, a custom pink Range Rover AND a football stadium.

The Instagram star, who boasts 746k followers, shared the entire day with his fans, posting photos from the day on the platform, recording it live on Snapchat.

The lucky lady is girlfriend of three years Maryam Matti, also an Instagram sensation, who was first given a pink blindfold before being lead into a helicopter.

Here’s how the day played out…

First, Rakich (who appears to have unlimited money in his proposal fund) hired a helicopter to fly the pair from their New Zealand home to the location of his next surprise.

The entire time, his fiancéeto-be wore a blindfold.

Rakich had hired out New Zealand’s biggest stadium, Eden Park, in a move that was reminiscent of Kanye West‘s proposal to Kim Kardashian.

Here stood a really casual GIGANTIC pink box with ribbon, which, upon removing her blindfold, Matti pulled open.

As the walls collapsed, Matti was presented with a hot pink Range Rover decorated with a ton of pink balloons.

Watch the moment here:

Next, the social media star got down on one knee and asked the important question and of course, she said yes.

Could you imagine if it was a no after all that?


When it was all over, the bride-to-be posted a professional film from the day, and it’s truly magical.

Although the couple haven’t posted details of the ring, it’s predicted to be worth an estimated $100k.

Best proposal ever?


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