While you may have already seen Joshua Dela Cruz’s surprise proposal to Amanda Phillips disguised as a dance video shoot, but I thought I’d share it for three reasons. First, it’s a lot more original than a flash mob proposal–those are so 2011! Second, it portrays an Asian-White romance where the genders are atypical. Finally, it features a guy who looks like my nephew’s son. They both wear the same kind of hat, and both are excellent dancers!
Dela Cruz and Phillips originally met while dancing. Using the pretense of filming another dance seems like a clever and fitting way to propose. Joshua Dela Cruz is currently appearing on Broadway in Aladdin and is an understudy for the title role. Amanda Phillips is a working actress, singer, and dancer.