Video: Boyfriend proposes by flashmob at Yorkshire airport

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A heartwarming video shows the moment an unsuspecting woman was met at an airport arrivals hall by a flashmob, before her boyfriend popped the question.

The proposal between Kyri Tsikkini, 29, and Elena Raouna, 25, was captured on camera as they returned from a romantic weekend in Paris.

Kyri Tsikkini, 29, proposes to sweetheart Elena Raouna, 25, with the help of a flashmob after they returned from a romantic weekend in Paris. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Kyri Tsikkini, 29, proposes to sweetheart Elena Raouna, 25, with the help of a flashmob after they returned from a romantic weekend in Paris. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Minutes after touch down at Leeds Bradford Airport, Elena was met by the flashmob who performed a dance routine as she watched.

She was then pulled in to the centre of the circle of dancers before the crowd held up cards asking the question.

Mr Tsikkini then got down on one knee with the ring and Miss Raouna took no time in accepting.

Miss Raouna said: “It is probably the best proposal he could do for me. How could I say no after that? I couldn’t get the words out straight away - I just stood there.

Kyri Tsikkini pops the question to Elena Raouna. (Zeus Films/YouTube)

Kyri Tsikkini pops the question to Elena Raouna. (Zeus Films/YouTube)

“I feel truly honoured, blessed and thankful. I’m ready to start this next chapter of my life with my Kyri, and I couldn’t be happier.

“It was just a massive surprise for me. It is just amazing - it is just a bit of a dream.

“I just feel overwhelmed and it is taking a little bit of sinking in as well. It was really nice to see my family and friends there.”

Miss Raouna is well known in her home town of Doncaster, after winning a national glamour contest for plus size models and appearing on ITV’s Take Me Out earlier this year.

Kyri Tsikkini, 29, proposes to sweetheart Elena Raouna, 25, with the help of a flashmob after they returned from a romantic weekend in Paris. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Kyri Tsikkini, 29, proposes to sweetheart Elena Raouna, 25, with the help of a flashmob after they returned from a romantic weekend in Paris. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Greek Cypriot Miss Raouna, who works at her parents’ fish and chip shop was dubbed ‘Miss Fish and Hips’ after scooping the title of Miss British Beauty Curve, a modelling contest for larger models.

The couple met nine months ago on a beach while they were holidaying in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

Within months of that first encounter Mr Tsikkini moved from his home in Tewkesbury, to be with Miss Raouna,

She said: “It didn’t take us long before we both realised there was something more going on.”

The flashmob proposal was caught on camera by Miss Raouna’s friend, film-maker Andrew Louca.

Miss Raouna and Mr Tsikkini plan to tie the knot in Summer 2018 but they have not set an official date yet.

It is the first time a flashmob dance has taken place at Leeds Bradford Airport and Mr Tsikkini worked with airport staff for months to make sure things were perfect for his proposal.

The flash mob was made up of Miss Raouna’s sister and her fellow students from SLP College, Doncaster, who conducted the dance.

Kayley Worsley, PR and public affairs manager at the airport, said: “Congratulations to Kyri and Elena on their engagement; what a fabulous way to end their weekend break.

“It took a lot of planning to make sure that our terminal team were able to support and direct all other passengers around the flashmob space, but it’s been lovely to facilitate such an exciting event.”

Mr Tsikkini has since made a donation to Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa in recognition of the extra staffing and effort put in place by the airport.

Jodie Shepherd, director of fundraising at Martin House Children’s Hospice, said: “We are truly grateful to Kyri for thinking of Martin House at such a life-changing time.”