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Josh's surprise proposal: I was planning it all along

The Block sweethearts take their relationship to the next step – and Josh takes Woman's Day along to buy Jenna’s spectacular engagement ring.
Before the hammer had even dropped on the final bid at The Block auction, one contestant was already a winner – in love. Josh Densten knew that win, lose or draw the home renovation TV series, he had already gambled on the biggest victory of them all, secretly meeting with producers for months to plan an onscreen proposal to his beloved girlfriend Jenna Whitehead.
“Planning the moment actually calmed me down about getting through the auction. I couldn’t care less about the auction in the end!” Josh, 25, tells Woman’s Day as he lets us in on the most romantic TV proposal ever. “All I’ve been thinking about was Jenna and her reaction. But I knew she’d say yes!” His confidence didn’t stop him getting nervous about popping the question before the whole country. “I worried about Jenna finding out because we spend every minute together, and I didn’t want her to know anything,” Josh says. “She quizzes me about everything, so I’ve had to play it cool.
“The best thing with Jenna is to take her out to lunch and feed her because she doesn’t ask questions when she’s eating! I always said that I would set the bar high when I proposed… and it doesn’t get much higher than this!” Despite being joined at the hip, especially in the lead-up to the auction, Josh managed to sneak away with The Block producers and Woman’s Day. He was on a mission to buy Jenna, 23, the ring she had dreamed about since the couple met six years earlier – a Tiffany & Co. round-cut solitaire diamond with a platinum band. “I looked at rings with her a year ago as research,” Josh admits.
“The one I bought for her is the one she has always talked about wanting. And it’s so beautiful, I could stare at it all day.” Their delightful love story began when Josh gatecrashed Jenna’s house-warming party in Albury Wodonga and they locked eyes across the crowded room. “I was like, ‘Who’s this guy?’” Jenna told Woman’s Day in an earlier interview. “He crashed my house-warming party. Then he paid my entry to get into a nightclub and it was love at first sight!” Adds Josh with a cheeky smile, “I used my charm!”
Read more about Josh and Jenna's relationship and proposal in this week's Woman's Day, on sale August 22, 2011.

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