'Survivor's Aras Baskauskas engaged to girlfriend Christy Petersen

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aras-baskauskas-engaged-christy-petersen-cbs.jpg Aras Baskauskas may have found himself on Redemption Island on Wednesday's (Nov. 6) episode of "Survivor," but things are much less dire back at home.

On Saturday, taking advantage of a romantic sunset on the beach, Baskauskas surprised girlfriend Christy Petersen with a marriage proposal, People reports. Petersen, a model and clothing designer, has just finished a photo shoot in Big Sur, when she and her boyfriend of four years sat on a rocky outcrop to watch as the sun set into the Pacific.

Dropping to one knee, Baskauskas presented Petersen with a handmade ring from jewelry designer Jessica Seaton. Set in rose gold, the ring is a sliced diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds.

Though he's filmed two seasons of "Survivor" and is a singer/songwriter who performs under the name Odd Us, Baskaukas tells the magazine he was still a bit tense before the intimate moment. "I didn't think I'd be nervous," he says, "but when push came to shove, I was super nervous."

His nervous, however, were all for naught. "She said yes," he continues, "and we celebrated that night over Mexican food and margaritas!"

Congrats to the the happy couple!
Photo/Video credit: CBS