BB12’s Rachel and Brendon are engaged, trying to win “ultimate wedding” contest

The last time we checked in with Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly, he was apologizing for showing his penis via webcam to someone who may have been a male college student pretending to be a groupie. But the Big Brother 12 couple got engaged to be married on Valentine’s Day (gag) and the ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 3, and they are currently applying to win Crate & Barrel’s “ultimate wedding” contest.

On their contest entry page, they call themselves “a contemporary traditional couple,” and Rachel describe their relationship “as a fate fostered by TV & our love for science. We fought together against all odds, my knight saved me, &we continued our new public image, through trials we triumphed.”

Currently, they have 288 votes, and they have a long way to catch up with the leaders, who have thousands of votes each. Rachel is soliciting votes via Twitter, where she announced their engagement on Feb. 14.

If you’d like to congratulate the happy couple, you can buy them a $1300 bed or $1,700 media console (or just some soft pretzel mix) via their Crate & Barrel registry.

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