By Sandra Birungi
New York Giants defensive end, Osi Umenyiora is engaged to Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes.
26-year-old Lopes from Angolawas the forth African woman to win the Miss Universe crown in 2011. The two met and began dating after being introduced at the 2012 Fashion Week in New York.
Osi proposed to Lopes on Tuesday and she said yes. The pair plan to have a 2014 wedding.
31-year-old Osi was born in London before moving to Nigeria and then the United States.
Umenyiora tweeted a picture of himself and Lopes in Italy soon after the reported proposal with the caption, “my beautiful fiancee.”
Congratulations Osi and Lopes.