WATCH: This is the most awkward, self-centered ‘on air’ marriage proposal ever

This Thursday morning on Today, Al Roker was about to do the weather when he suddenly took a slight detour and introduced a woman who wanted to talk about her non-profit work.

Simone Jhingoor was clearly excited to talk about the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, an extremely noble cause — when out of nowhere her boyfriend appeared, rudely ripped the microphone from Roker, and launched into an awkwardly self-centered speech which later evolved into a marriage proposal.

Jhingoor was visibly annoyed. Her boyfriend, Chirag Shah, after making the entire moment about him, got down on one knee as their friends cheered behind them. She said “yes,” fixed her hair and gave him somewhat of a stiff hug.

So just to recap: Jhingoor was brought to New York by her boyfriend, thinking that she was getting an opportunity to talk about her non-profit work to millions of people on national television; when her big moment finally arrived, she gets interrupted by her boyfriend who begins a speech with a theme about, ‘MY vision, MY purpose,’ and watches her chance to promote her non-profit work turn into a cheesy, over-the-top wedding proposal.  

Epic fail.

Watch the awkwardness unfold in the video below:



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    Jim S

    October 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I’m sure NBC and the Today Show were thrilled that they had “Been had” by this guy!

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    October 27, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Give the marriage six months — if they even make it to the altar.

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    October 27, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    1:11 was enough for me.

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    October 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Actually, too much.

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    October 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    If this potential
    had a chance to succeed, your publicizing of his poorly thought out surprise has probably screwed up any chance there was.

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    July 30, 2014 at 8:08 am

    He said I/my/me at least 12 times before I lost count. He mentioned her only three times them as a couple (our/we/us) just twice.

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    July 30, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Hilarious, she thought her boyfriend (perhaps for the first time) was interested in what she did and believed he had gotten her that chance to promote her cause. Nope. It was all about him the whole time. If she is lucky, she’ll get out of it without getting abused or killed in the process. This guy screams abuser.

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