Skiing bad boy Bode Miller engaged to beach volleyballer Morgan Beck

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: US Olympic Skier Bode Miller (L) and guest …Olympic champion and alpine "bad boy" Bode Miller has put a ring on it – he's engaged to model and former Cal volleyball player Morgan Beck, 25. (And said ring is fierce.)

The world learned about the engagement via Twitter when Miller, 34, tweeted, "I have found the one!!! And convinced her to marry me."

Beck retweeted her new fiancé, but apparently she made him work a little bit for that "yes"; Miller tweeted later that "It was a process MorganEBeck is hard to convince. I'm super excited."

Beck plays beach volleyball professionally. At six foot three, Beck occasionally gets comparisons to another model/volleyballer, Gabrielle Reece. Beck was previously married to Penn State volleyball player Matt Proper.

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Beck wrote on her blog earlier in the month of her plans to move to San Diego and live with Miller on his yacht. (She also wrote about some disappointments at the Association of Volleyball Professionals championship – and that her kitten has a tapeworm. The blog is pretty hilarious.)

Miller is a five-time Olympic medalist and two-time World Cup champ whose "bad boy" image stems in part from a 2006 "60 Minutes" interview in which he admitted to skiing "wasted," and seemed to think of the Olympics as a social event. He took his time admitting that he had a love child with a former girlfriend in 2008, and the press has referred to him as a "tedious bore" and a hypocrite.

But he's willing to try anything, it seems – he played on a one-day contract for minor-league baseball's Nashua Pride to raise money for charity, and tried to get into the 2010 U.S. Open (yes, "tennis too") – and now he's going to give marriage a spin. Good luck, kids!

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