Fainting Bride-to-Be Becomes an Internet Sensation; 7-Second Proposal Video Earns 4.4M Views
A Mexican bride-to-be became an internet sensation this week when the 7-second video of her fainting during a marriage proposal went viral on Facebook.
In a clip viewed by more than 4.4 million Facebook users, we see fashion model Reyna Renteria overcome with emotion when boyfriend Germán Benitez of Mexico City surprises her with box containing an engagement ring.
The scene opens at an outdoor café where a mariachi band is serenading the couple. Renteria walks toward her boyfriend as he presents her with the gift box. She accepts the box, and holds it with two hands.
In an instant, the blissful moment takes a scary turn when Renteria blacks out and stiffly falls backward onto the ground.
Benitez is shocked as his fainting girlfriend falls away from him.
Benitez tries to catch her, but all he can do is quickly come to her aid after she hits the ground. Oddly, one of the mariachi guitarists continues to strum his instrument despite the drama playing out in front of him.
Fortunately, she was not hurt, just slightly embarrassed.
Renteria posted to her Facebook page a still shot of herself lying unconscious on the ground. In the caption, which was written in Spanish, she promised to post the short video of the event if the photo earned at least 100 Likes.
It quickly got 2,000 Likes.
Barely an hour later, the video made its debut on her Facebook wall and the rest is history. The item earned 4.4 million Views, 64,000 Shares and 20,000 Likes. The story was covered by numerous news outlets, including The Daily Mail and Fox News Latino.
Renteria's new handle on the social networks is "LadyCompromiso," which translates into "LadyEngagement."
The Daily Mail is reporting that several companies have contacted the couple with offers of wedding-related items and services in return for mentioning their brands on social media.
Check out an extended version of the viral video here...
Credits: Photos via Reyna Renteria/Facebook.