VIDEO: Moment-Stealing Dude Makes Internet Angry With His Today Show Proposal

PW-today showOof.

I honestly think I could show you this video and just leave it there, with no other commentary beyond oof, but, well, I guess I’ll give it a little intro, at least.

This lovely girl, Simone Jhingoor, was on the Today show this morning talking with Al Roker—or so she thought—about the work she does with the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation when her boyfriend Chirag Shah appeared and, well, proposed I guess is the term you’d use, but I could come up with a few others, I think. (As could many websites the Internet over, today. Here. Here. Just Google around for a minute.)


The body language alone is enough to make you shudder. Here's hoping he's really amazing in non-proposal moments—?—and that this all works out, um, the way it should.

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(Simone did, later in the day, come to her groom's defense, though, the record should show.)

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  • Felicia Camacho

    I don’t get what he did that was so wrong…?

  • Marla McDermott

    I get why some people would be annoyed (he stole her spotlight) but he had the best intentions and he wanted to broadcast to the world what an amazing woman she is. I the the Today show is at fault and they certainly could have given the woman 1 minute to talk about her organization when they returned from commercial break. And the stunt actually worked in her favor since this video has gone viral (giving more exposure to the awareness of her organization).

    • TheTodayProp

      Thank you Marla for your comments. Had I known there was going to be ANY mention of the “fake story” on-air, I would have LOVED to incorporate it into the proposal moment. She is honestly amazing and we are focusing on the positive energy of such a wonderful moment!