Miss USA Nia Sanchez Is Engaged To Daniel Booko

Miss USA Nia Sanchez Engaged To Daniel Booko
Nia Sanchez and Daniel Booko
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10/05/2014 AT 12:15 PM EDT

This is a winning year for Nia Sanchez. The 24-year-old was crowned Miss USA in June, and now, she is newly engaged.

On Saturday night, 21 & Over actor Daniel Booko, 30, proposed to Sanchez on a private terrace in New York City, Rumor Fix reports.

The couple first met a year and a half ago at an engagement party but didn't start dating until three months later, when Booko saw Sanchez again at church.

Booko told Rumor Fix that from the first moment he met his now fiancée, he thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen.

For the proposal, Booko secretly flew out to New York City, where Sanchez is currently living, and rented out the Suite Royale at the NoMad Hotel, which comes complete with a 700-square-foot terrace. The actor decorated this outdoor space with flowers and candles before inviting Sanchez over for the big surprise.

"She's thinking she's going to an event with friends … [and] I will be there looking all dapper in a suit decorated with candles and flowers and the whole thing and have her come over – just her and I to have an intimate moment – then get down on one knee and propose, then pop champagne and celebrate," he said.

Booko proposed to Sanchez, who happily said "yes," with a platinum, two-carat diamond ring. Booko also had a red, white and blue stone added inside the band to commemorate Sanchez's Miss USA title.

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