A PBA Orlando graduate student is in the limelight thanks to a viral video of her fiancé’s ultimate surprise marriage proposal in Greece.
Admelyz Bueno’s “Ethnicity & Multicultural Issues in Counseling” course brought her to Greece for two and a half weeks in June. When she and her classmates returned from an excursion to Meteora, she found a chair covered in rose petals and an iPad with a video from her fiancé, Eric Camarillo.
As it turns out, Camarillo was on the roof, ready to pop the question. She ran into his arms and said “Of course!”
Bueno, a school counseling student from Apopka, said she had no clue Camarillo was coming. She invited him to join her classmates and a few other guests, but he told her that he wasn’t able to take time off from his job as a long term ability specialist with an insurance company.
On her way back from Meteora, Bueno and Camarillo talked on the phone as though they were still in different time zones.
“Little did I know that he had coordinated with my professor, Dr. Tackore, before the trip,” Bueno said.
Without Bueno realizing it, Camarillo had fished for Tackore’s name in conversation. He found the phone number for her counseling practice, and the two conspired to surprise Bueno.
Bueno said she didn’t find it suspicious because she’s always excited about her classes, and Camarillo will ask her questions when she talks about them.
“I always tell him about my classes because I enjoy PBA so much,” Bueno said.
The school counseling student is scheduled to graduate in May 2021 and “totally open to God’s leading” for what comes next.
The couple met through Camarillo’s non-profit organization, SALT Outreach. Camarillo founded SALT, short for Service and Love Together, in 2011 to show Christ to the community. The nonprofit’s mobile outreach center provides homeless people with a shower trailer, food, clothing, haircuts and identification, with the goal of getting them off the streets and into better living situations.
Bueno and Camarillo plan to wed March 1.
Photo 1: PBA Orlando counseling student Admelyz Bueno accepts a marriage proposal from her now-fiancé, Eric Camarillo, on a rooftop in Greece. Camarillo surprised her while she was studying "Ethnicity & Multicultural Issues in Counseling" in Greece.
Photo 2: Dr. Andrea Tackore hands student Admelyz Bueno an iPad with a video from Bueno's now-fiancé, who recruited Tackore to help him pull off a surprise marriage proposal in Greece.