Olympian Michelle Kwan is Engaged!

Michelle Kwan engagedOlympian Michelle Kwan is no stranger to fancy accouterment: after all, she is a nine-time U.S. national figure skating champion who also has five world championships and two Olympic medals under her belt. But it looks like Kwan can also add a diamond into the mix, as she announced today to People that she’s now engaged!

Kwan and her super-impressive boyfriend–the director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House–Clay Pell were vacationing on Block Island (off the coast of Rhode Island) when he popped the big question. Kwan explained how the proposal went down thusly: “It was hot and we were going to go into the water to cool ourselves off a little bit … I wasn’t anticipating going swimming. I said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable because I don’t have my bathing suit on.’ He’s like, ‘No, come on in,’ so I said, ‘Okay.’ “

The couple, who have been together since April 2011, are both professionals in the world of public service. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recruited Kwan to serve on the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, as well as her continued work with the State Department as a U.S. public policy envoy. True love, White House-style! Mazels all around!

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