King Takes Queen: Felix Kjellberg’s Engagement

Even if you’ve never watched a Let’s Play style video on YouTube, chances are, you’ve heard of Felix Kjellberg, who is better known by his YouTube handle PewDiePie. The Swede behind the most subscribed channel in YouTube so far is has been very divisive, cutting sharp lines between people who love him, people who hate him, and people who know who he is but really don’t care either way.

Known for his vibrant personality as well as several minor controversies based on his content, he hit the Social Media world with a big surprise earlier this year: he finally proposed to his long-time girlfriend, Marzia Bisognin. Not only was the fact that he proposed wonderful, but I think that the WAY he did it should serve as an example that a lot of social media obsessed people should learn from. Here’s why:

It was simple

While it wasn’t super simple. He didn’t just propose in their London home. While on vacation in Japan (one of their favorite travel destinations), he planned to propose to her on a private tram with Mt. Fuji, but the clouds got in the way. So instead, he proposed on the balcony of the onsen they were staying at. No big production. No band. No surprise party. Just them.

It was thoughtful

Most celebrities, whether deserving of the title or not, tend to go for big, flashy things they can show off to emphasize status. This is especially obvious when they get engaged, given the size of the rocks that pop up with the announcements. Felix, however, got Marzia an engagement ring in the shape of a blooming flower matching the promise ring he got her before, which was shaped like a sprouting seed.

It was private

There were no cameras when Felix proposed to Marzia. He didn’t set up a camera to record it. He didn’t have a hidden camera to capture the moment. Think about it. The man who made a living through recording videos didn’t record his proposal for videos yet so many people seem to feel the need to post their proposal videos on Facebook. Sure sharing can be great, but at the same time, we forget to value unique shared moments.

What are your thoughts on the proposal?