Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya have more to celebrate than their recent Bachelorette engagement!

The couple made history as the The Bachelor franchise’s first couple of color. That’s something to celebrate considering the series’ 20 year history.

We have the inside scoop on Michelle’s gorgeous engagement ring! First, let’s get to know the couple (just in case you missed the last season of The Bachelorette).

The Couple

Michelle Young

Michelle Young is a 28 year old Minnesota native and 5th grade elementary school teacher turned reality TV star. She was the second runner up on season 25 of The Bachelor.

Last year, she became the 18th Bachelorette of the series.

How does a school teacher balance life while flying to and from LA? She told Jimmy Kimmel:

“Honestly, I feel like at the beginning, just in the school year, I was very clear with separating academics and personal life. My classroom, my kids, everybody — families and coworkers — have been super supportive and respectful of that.”

Nayte Olukoya

Nayte Olukoya was one of the history making final four (and now Michelle Young’s fiancé) on The Bachelorette season 18. This was the first time ever that all four remaining contestants were people of color.

Nayte actually received the first impression rose on the first night, so it’s fitting that he also received the last.

He is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. When he’s not busy being a tv personality, Olukoya works as a Senior Account Executive for Indeed.com in Austin, Texas. 

The Proposal

If you didn’t catch the episode live, here’s a replay of the romantic Punta Mita Mexican beach proposal:

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