‘rivals ii’ champ paula walnuts ends a banner year with an engagement

Gone are her days of schoolgirl crushes and casual hookups — longstanding ”Challenge” contender Paula “Walnuts” Meronek has officially put her boy-crazy phase behind her and gotten engaged! In the midst of the holiday season, Paula’s boyfriend Jack Beckert popped the question, and the “Rivals II” champ gleefully accepted. A massive first-place check and a honking rock in less than a year? This is one chick who’d happily remain in 2013 if given the chance.

“All I wanted for Christmas was my two front teeth…but getting engaged is definitely better:) so happy!” Paula tweeted last night with a close-up photo of her glitzy diamond. And without skipping a beat, she proceeded to flood her Twitter timeline with links to potential wedding dresses — some frilly, some backless, all very, very Walnuts. Hey, as long as none of her guests outshine her (we’re lookin’ at you, Bananas — keep it simple). And while we’re on the topic, think rival-turned-friend Emily will make the bridal party cut?

Check out photos of Paula’s bling and fiancé, and wish her congratulations!