New Zealand's Got Talent winner picks up another prize

New_Zealands_Got_Talent_logoX Factor New Zealand reject come New Zealand’s Got Talent winner Renee Maurice is engaged to be married after the usual flurry of new Facebook friend requests and other social media interactions post her 15 minutes of fame.

After the show finale in December, Maurice received a Facebook message from Joe Taylor, an old school friend from Queen Charlotte College, in Picton. A month later the pair met up and “hit it off”.

On St Patrick’s Day, Taylor, who plans to take Maurice’s name when they marry, took her to a jewellery store in Blenheim and told her to pick a ring she liked.

“I thought I was just picking a gift, so I was just looking in the case for something modest, and then I turned around and Joe was down on one knee with a ring proposing to me.”

Taylor, 25, already had Maurice’s parents’ blessing. His own mother was at the store when he proposed.

The couple plan to wed in 2016 and are currently living with Maurice’s parents in Upper Hutt.

In related news, don’t expect an album from her any time soon.

“Sony had the option to sign me based on my original songs, and I just wasn’t the right fit. I was fine with it, and I just took it as an opportunity to take the money and go and further myself in a way that I wanted to.”

Deja Vu anyone?

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If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • roger

    Not surprised in the slightest.

  • Jeseta

    Pretty quick engagement….