Moira Dela Torre gets surprise marriage proposal while filming ‘Tagpuan’ video
Moira Dela Torre got the surprise of her life when her best friend Jason Hernandez proposed, right at the end of her latest music video.
Dela Torre filmed the music video for her new single “Tagpuan” without the slightest idea that she would get engaged by the end of the shoot.
Directed by John Prats, Dela Torre described the music video as the story of her life during an interview on the evening talk show Gandang Gabi Vice, April 29. The video was also debuted in the show.
“When Kuya Pratty (John Prats) and I were conceptualizing the whole music video, buhay ko talaga (it’s really my life). So I come from a broken family and we wanted to incorporate na just because you come from a broken family, doesn’t mean your future is going to be broken also,” said Dela Torre in the interview.
She added, “So that was the story pero hindi ko alam na dun pala siya (Hernandez) magpo-propose (So that was the story but I didn’t know that he was going to propose then and there).”
According to Hernandez, as far as Dela Torre knew, the last scene was supposed to be just him and her coming together for the shot on the cliff. Dela Torre did not know that Hernandez and Prats had already been conspiring to set up the proposal while planning for the music video.
“Inimagine ko yung moment na to since 7 years old ako. Bata palang nagdadrama na ako. Sinubukan kong i-plan yung moment na ito to make it perfect, as perfect as possible,” the video caught Hernandez saying.
(I’ve been imagining this moment since I was 7 years old. Even as a child, I was already being dramatic. I tried to plan this moment to make it perfect, as perfect as possible.)
At this point he pulls out the ring while Dela Torre struggles to hold herself together. After a nervous laugh from the couple, Hernandez said, “I have never been more sure, and I’ve never been more ready my entire life than this moment. Because I have the best wingman with me and I know na Sya (God) nag orchestrate nito.”
Going down on one knee, he popped the question, “Will you marry me?” To this, Dela Torre sobbingly whispered, “Yes” before being embraced by her now-fiance.
The singer also spoke about her joy on a tweet and Facebook post yesterday, April 29, writing, “On a cliff at sunset, my best friend asked me the easiest question I have ever had to answer. I love you my Jason.”
Dela Torre and Hernadez had been friends for seven years, then became best friends for three years. The couple recalled that they weren’t romantically attracted to each other when they first met.
She teased Hernandez that when they met, he was “suplado, may putok (indifferent, had body odor).”
Dela Torre revealed it was Hernandez who gave in first and started to pursue her. Marvin recalled falling for Dela Torre when he saw her preparing a Starbucks planner gift for her mom.
A reaction video was also posted on Dela Torre’s YouTube channel last April 28, featuring several celebrities suddenly getting solemn, presumably during the part where Hernandez proposed. Sisters Dani and Julia Barretto were visibly emotional and started crying halfway through the reaction video. JB
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