Model Kerr engaged to Snapchat founder

Miranda Kerr announced billionaire Evan Spiegel's (both left) proposal to her on Instagram (above).
Miranda Kerr announced billionaire Evan Spiegel's (both above) proposal to her on InstagramPHOTO: REUTERS

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr announced her engagement to Snapchat founder, billionaire Evan Spiegel, on Wednesday.

She shared the news by posting an Instagram photo, to which she added a custom Snapchat filter.

"I said yes!!!" she wrote alongside the photo showing her diamond ring fronted by a Snapchat-owned Bitmoji cartoon depiction of a proposal and a "Marry Me!" graphic.

Reports said they met in 2014 and started dating in June last year.

Mr Spiegel, 26, created and cofounded Snapchat and has an estimated net worth of US$2.1 billion (S$2.85 billion), says Forbes magazine.

Miranda Kerr announced billionaire Evan Spiegel's (both left) proposal to her on Instagram (above).
Miranda Kerr announced billionaire Evan Spiegel's proposal to her on Instagram (above). PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

Kerr was ranked No. 6 on Forbes' ranking of highest-paid models, earning about US$5.5 million last year.

It will be the second marriage for Kerr, 33, and the first for Mr Spiegel. She was married to actor Orlando Bloom, 39, with whom she has a five-year-old son.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2016, with the headline 'Model Kerr engaged to Snapchat founder'. Print Edition | Subscribe