Nicole Johnson is now sporting an enormous rock from her fiancé Michael Phelps, who proposed Saturday, but who is the girl who won the champion’s heart?
A Westlake Village, California native, Nicole Johnson, 29, rose to fame as Miss California in 2010.
The statuesque beauty decided to enter the competition to help finance her dreams of completing her education at the University of California, which she did in in 2007 after finishing the competition as first runner-up.
She ultimately won the competition during a second round to competing in 2010.
Graduating with honors in 2007 and a communication degree in her pocket, Nicole Johnson focused on sports entertainment, and it is her love of sports that brought the couple together.
Nicole Johnson and Michael Phelps, also 29, dated on and off for several years until Phelps finally popped the question and placed an enormous diamond on her finger.
The couple shared their excitement via Instagram on Saturday.
The couple then celebrated the news with some of their closest friends and family.
A wedding date has yet to be announced.