New Zealand’s first ever Playboy Playmate Gemma Lee Farrell gets engaged to her partner Arthur Brand by the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Gemma Lee Farrell, the first New Zealander to become a Playboy Playmate, is engaged to her long-term partner Arthur Brand.
The glamour model, who is in her early thirties, announced the happy news via Instagram on Monday.
She shared a photo of the moment Arthur proposed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris while two musicians performed a romantic accompaniment.
Congratulations! Gemma Lee Farrell, the first Kiwi to become a Playboy Playmate, is engaged to her long-term partner Arthur Brand. Pictured: Arthur proposing in Paris, France on Monday
‘Wow, I’m still in shock. Now you’re stuck with me. I love you so much, Arthur,’ Gemma wrote in the caption.
Fellow models flocked to the comments section to congratulate Gemma on her surprise engagement.
Zilda Williams, who appeared on The Bachelor Australia in 2015, wrote: ‘This is amazing. So, so, so, so, so happy. Love you both. New Zealand wedding!’
Abigail Ratchford commented: ‘My God, I’m screaming still! Mom and dad are getting married.’
Gemma hails from Pirongia, a small town in the Waipa District of the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island.
According to Stuff, she first posed for Playboy as the ‘Playmate of the Month’ in November 2013, becoming the first Kiwi Playmate.
She has also appeared on the cover of Zoo Weekly and Lifestyle For Men magazine.
In September 2017, Gemma paid tribute to the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner when he died aged 91.
She shared a photo of herself to Instagram wearing the iconic Playboy bunny outfit and thanked Hefner for ‘being a part of [her] life’.
‘Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole,’ she wrote in the caption.
‘Hugh Hefner RIP… thank you for being a part of my life.’
She also tweeted at the time: ‘I am so saddened by the passing of Hugh Hefner. I can’t get my head around it. He was a ginormous part of my life.’
Gemma first caught the attention of Playboy after winning a golf tournament in Australia hosted by the publisher.
She was soon flown to Las Vegas, where she was quickly appointed the face of the now defunct Playboy Club.
In 2013, she was crowned Miss November and featured in a nude centrefold.