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Dec 16, 2014 1:31 PM

American pops question at Eiffel Tower ice-rink

The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) It could have been a scene from fairytale movie "Frozen."

And an AP photographer snapping tourists at the Eiffel Tower's Christmas ice-rink Tuesday happened upon the fairytale moment.

Real estate agent Jon McAchran, 32, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, provoked instant applause when he got down on one frosty knee (and ice-skate) to pop the question on the ice to his girlfriend Ashley Marie Kimberl, 30, presenting her with a sparkling diamond engagement ring.

Kimberl confirmed her answer to the AP: "We're getting married!"

She gushed that "it was a surprise, as our first date was on an ice-rink in Virginia."

This was not the first time that the question has been popped at the Eiffel Tower Tom Cruise famously asked Katie Holmes to marry him there in 2005.


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