Georgia Bulldog Linebacker Surprises Girlfriend With a Post-Game Proposal on the 50-Yard Line

After tricking his girlfriend into believing that she was simply participating in a post-game “Senior of the Week” celebration, middle linebacker Jake Ganus pulled out a ring and proposed to Peyton Thomas on the 50-yard line after Georgia’s 52-20 throttling of South Carolina on Saturday.


Ganus had been planning the proposal for months with the help of his head coach, teammates, family and the University of Georgia Athletic Department. The ruse was that Ganus had been named “Senior of the Week,” an honor that allows for photo ops on the enormous “G” logo at midfield of the 92,000-seat Sanford Stadium.

To add extra credibility to the story, the girlfriend of sixth-year offensive tackle Kolton Houston texted Thomas to affirm that she participated with her boyfriend the year before and the experience was a lot of fun. In a press conference after the game, Ganus admitted that there is no such thing as “Senior of the Week.”


Ganus had told his coach and teammates that he would only go through with the proposal if the Bulldogs were victorious. On Saturday, as he came off the field with five minutes to go and his team well ahead, he started to get very, very nervous.

“I’m like, ‘Oh man. I’ve really gotta do this,’” Ganus told “My stomach started getting in knots, people started coming up to me, nudging me like, ‘Alright man, alright.’”


When the moment of truth arrived, the 6’2″ Ganus was on his game. With the ring box hidden in his left hand, he proudly escorted his girlfriend to the center of the big “G.” She said she was a little suspicious when a throng of photographers came along.


“All of these cameras were following us, and I was kinda freaking out because I didn’t know what was going on,” Thomas told Bleacher Report. “He grabbed my hand and started telling me how much that he loved me, and I started crying because I knew what was happening and it hit me all at once.”


Then the strapping 230-pound defensive dynamo, still wearing football gear, settled down on one knee and proposed to the girl he’s loved since their high school days in Chelsea, Alabama.


Of course, she said,”Yes.” The couple embraced and were greeted at midfield by friends, family and the rest of the Bulldog football team, a group of guys Ganus calls his “brothers.”


The halo-style engagement ring seems to be designed in white gold or platinum and features a round center stone and a diamond-accented split-shank band.


The romantic moment has become a sensation on television, the internet and social media.


“I didn’t really expect it to turn out like it did, go viral and all that,” Ganus told “But it’s crazy. I just wanted to do something special for her and it turned into something a lot more.”

“His family was in on it, my family was in on it, coach [Mark] Richt was in on it, the players were in on it,” Thomas said. “I had no idea.”

The couple is planning a July 2016 wedding.

Screen captures via; Twitter/JakeGanus; Twitter/PeytonThomas; Twitter/GeorgiaBulldogs; Instagram/JakeGanus_51; Instagram/PeytonThomas.


‘A Heritage in Bloom’ Necklace Features 24 Flawless Diamonds Cut From the 507.55-Carat ‘Cullinan Heritage’ Rough

“Unique pieces they are timeless. I think if you make a piece that’s going to be so unique it’s never going to be out of style”. says our ringmaster Koorosh.

Hong Kong luxury jeweler Chow Tai Fook unveiled last week an incredible necklace designed from the twinkling progeny of the 507.55-carat Cullinan Heritage rough diamond.


The massive diamond, which was purchased by the jeweler in 2010 for $35.3 million, yielded 24 D-flawless gems, including the necklace’s focal point, a perfect 104-carat round brilliant. The museum-quality piece is appropriately dubbed “A Heritage in Bloom.”


Chow Tai Fook enlisted the legendary talents of jewelry artist Wallace Chan to assemble the family of “Heritage” diamonds — and a supporting cast of 11,500 addition precious gemstones — into an unforgettable work of art that is estimated to be worth at least $200 million. The diamond total weight of the piece is a staggering 383.4 carats.


Chan’s vision was finally realized after 47,000 man hours spanning 11 months. Chan led a team of 22 artisans though an extraordinary design challenge that utilized every one of the Heritage diamonds in a necklace that can be worn 27 different ways. Surprising variations are achieved by removing certain sections and replacing them elsewhere, or removing them completely.


In one configuration, an 11.94-carat round diamond and a 20.02-carat marquise-shaped diamond — both culled from the Heritage — reside above and below the 104-carat stone.


“Today we complete a journey we began five years ago, and we could not be more proud of the exceptional and historic creation that has emerged. Continuing the Cullinan legend, the world-renowned master jewelry artist Wallace Chan has brought the Cullinan diamonds to life,” said Dr. Henry Cheng, chairman of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited.


In addition to the white diamonds, Chan utilized 72 pieces of mutton fat white jade, 114 pieces of icy green jadeite and nearly 600 pink diamonds. Around the 104-carat diamond is a circle of white jade to symbolize the confluence of east and west cultures. Diamonds have long been coveted in the west while jade has been revered in the east.


Chan’s design also included two diamond-studded bats (for good fortune) and two colorful diamond butterflies (for eternal love).


Chow Tai Fook has no immediate plans to sell the necklace. A company representative explained that the piece symbolizes the heritage of the Chow Tai Fook family and the Chinese people as a whole.

“The key thing is it’s authentic and original, something crafted by an artisan from China,” Adrian Cheng, the chairman’s son, told “All the elements, all the creativity, all these ingredients in this piece are part of Chinese history.”

The Cullinan Heritage diamond was discovered at the Cullinan Diamond Mine in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The rough diamond boasted a Type IIa clarity, the purest of all diamonds because they are composed solely of carbon with virtually no trace elements in the crystal lattice.

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NFL’s #3 Pick Dante Fowler Rocks the Gold Carpet in Gold-Studded Christian Louboutin Loafers

In a media spectacle reminiscent of the Oscars, the 261-pound Dante Fowler rocked the gold carpet at NFL Draft Day sporting a white suit with crimson piping, gold-and-white bow tie and $7,000 gold-studded Christian Louboutin loafers — with red soles. He was escorted by his mom, Lanora.


The explosive rookie defensive end from the University of Florida, who clearly has an eye for style and can run the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, was drafted #3 in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars.


In a video posted on Twitter, the 6 foot 3 inch powerhouse is shown excitedly opening a box containing his blinged-out shoes. Bright-eyed like a kid on Christmas morning, Fowler said, “You know, if your going do it big, then do it big. You know I’m here to stand out and that’s what I’m going to do.”


It’s not every day that a fashion magazine gets breathless over a sports figure, but headlined its coverage this way: “These $7,000 Christian Louboutins Stole the Show at Day One of the NFL Draft.” The reporter pointed out, “You couldn’t see the flash of red sole until Fowler walked across the stage as a newly drafted Jacksonville Jaguar, but what a detail: it picked up the crimson piping on his white tux. It’s quite a step up from cleats!”


On the gold carpet, Fowler summed up his fashion strategy: “It’s something unique, something different. I’m just a guy that wants to do different things. I’m a guy that’s into fashion, so it’s something I wanted to do for a little minute.” He told former pro Deion Sanders, “You look good, you feel good, you play good.”

Fowler told the Associated Press that the idea to wear the gold-studded shoes to this high-profile event was inspired by fellow Florida alum Joe Haden, who wore the exact same design to his wedding in July 2013. At the time, it was reported that the cornerback, who now plays for the Cleveland Browns, had to settle for shoes one size too small because they were the only pair available in the U.S.


Fowler also had trouble sourcing the shoes, but eventually tracked them down. After he solved the shoe challenge, he had to pick a suit to match. In the Twittersphere, many observers noted that if the young man plays as well as he dresses, the Jaguars have certainly struck gold.

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