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EXC Lucie Donlan gushes over fiancé Luke Mabbott's 'very emotional' proposal and her new cottage


She ended 2021 as Mrs Mabbott-to-be. 

And it is fair to say that newly-engaged Lucie Donlan looks set to have an equally incredible 2022 as she focuses on her future with ‘amazing’ fiancé Luke Mabbott, who popped the question back in December under Finland’s Northern Lights. 

During an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 23-year-old blonde bombshell, who has just launched her sultry KBX collection with Ann Summers, confessed that Luke’s proposal was ‘definitely a surprise’ before detailing the progress on her recently-bought Cornwall cottage. 

EXCLUSIVE 'He's amazing - I'm really lucky': Lucie Donlan gushed over fiancé Luke Mabbott's 'very emotional' proposal and detailed renovating her new cottage together - as she modelled her new lingerie range for Ann Summers

EXCLUSIVE ‘He’s amazing – I’m really lucky’: Lucie Donlan gushed over fiancé Luke Mabbott’s ‘very emotional’ proposal and detailed renovating her new cottage together – as she modelled her new lingerie range for Ann Summers

Recalling the moment Luke, 26, put a ring on it, she said: ‘It was very emotional. It’s going to be an amazing year because we’ve got our little dog – it’s like we’ve got our own little family. We’re focusing on doing up the house.’  

Getting on the property ladder has been a dream of the surfer’s since her Love Island stint back in 2019 and she admitted she ‘couldn’t imagine’ living anywhere but the Cornish coast. 

Although Luke, who also rose to fame on Love Island but as a contestant in 2020, has bought his own house in Redcar, his plumbing expertise has been coming in handy while the pair renovate Lucie’s place. 

Milestone moment: During an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 23-year-old blonde bombshell confessed that Luke's proposal was 'definitely a surprise' before detailing the progress on her recently-bought Cornwall cottage

Milestone moment: During an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 23-year-old blonde bombshell confessed that Luke’s proposal was ‘definitely a surprise’ before detailing the progress on her recently-bought Cornwall cottage

Where it began: Getting on the property ladder has been a dream of the surfer's since her Love Island stint back in 2019 (above). Luke also rose to fame on Love Island but as a contestant in 2020

Where it began: Luke also rose to fame on Love Island but as a contestant in 2020

Where it began: Getting on the property ladder has been a dream of the surfer’s since her Love Island stint back in 2019 (right). Luke also rose to fame on Love Island but as a contestant in 2020

‘We’ll do a month down in Cornwall, a month down at his house. We never have any time apart. We have the odd week here and there but we end up missing each other too much! We actually hate being apart, we don’t like doing anything without each other.

‘Luke used to be a plumber and he’s got a couple of properties himself so he’s the best to have around while doing up a house! He’s literally done most of that stuff in the house already for me. He’s amazing. I’m really lucky,’ the bride-to-be explained. 

The influencer has not let her future husband take all the reins though as she divulged that she is a dab hand at woodwork and has been getting a kick out of ripping up wallpaper. 

Project: Of her cottage renovations, she regaled: 'I'm glammed up on Instagram but behind the scenes, I'm in my joggers with a baggy tee on - with my goggles and screwdriver! It's quite funny really'

Project: Of her cottage renovations, she regaled: ‘I’m glammed up on Instagram but behind the scenes, I’m in my joggers with a baggy tee on – with my goggles and screwdriver! It’s quite funny really’

‘I’m glammed up on Instagram but behind the scenes, I’m in my joggers with a baggy tee on – with my goggles and screwdriver! It’s quite funny really,’ she regaled. 

Lucie’s big project comes amid another exciting one, as she fronts Ann Summers’  KBX collection, which incorporates beautiful and sustainable styles. 

The model is a keen advocate of all things nature and sustainability which is what made a further collaboration with the brand so appealing to her.  

Beauty: Lucie's big project comes amid another exciting one, as she fronts Ann Summers' KBX collection, which incorporates beautiful and sustainable styles

Beauty: Lucie’s big project comes amid another exciting one, as she fronts Ann Summers’ KBX collection, which incorporates beautiful and sustainable styles

‘I just stand for everything [Ann Summers] stand for. I love being passionate about the environment, I really try to push that on my platform. 

‘Just doing little bits for the planet can do big things for everybody. For example, picking a sustainable and recycled collection as their underwear can help that little bit.

‘There’s no influencers that I know of that really push this message. I’ve got a lot of younger followers as well and I want that message to get out there,’ she said. 

Go girl: Body positivity is a concept Lucie believes the lingerie range aims to embody, especially as her latest photoshoot was 'even more natural and stripped back'

Go girl: Body positivity is a concept Lucie believes the lingerie range aims to embody, especially as her latest photoshoot was ‘even more natural and stripped back’

Body positivity is a concept Lucie believes the lingerie range aims to embody, especially as her latest photoshoot was ‘even more natural and stripped back.’

‘I’m really passionate about embracing who we are and what we look like,’ she said, adding that she believes there is no longer a notion of what comprises an ‘ideal model.’  

It’s obvious that the reality star strives to use her platform in positive ways and she admitted it’s the gym, as well as immersing herself into projects, that boosts her own mood. 

Looking ahead: Lucie looks set to have an equally incredible 2022 as she focuses on her future with 'amazing' fiancé Luke

Looking ahead: Lucie looks set to have an equally incredible 2022 as she focuses on her future with ‘amazing’ fiancé Luke

‘I’ve just been on holiday to the Maldives. I was so worried about looking a certain way to be in a bikini and after literally three gym sessions the week before, it changed my mindset. I felt so much confident to put a bikini on,’ she said candidly. 

And that’s why she feels so strongly about her latest campaign – because it encourages woman empowerment. 

‘I did go through a stage where I was conscious of my stretch marks and things like that. Obviously being a model before Love Island, I was always conscious of [them]. I feel like this collection is so much about women empowerment, we just embrace who we are,’ she enthused. 

The new KBX collection is launching on 8 January 2022.

Lifestyle: 'I've just been on holiday to the Maldives. I was so worried about looking a certain way to be in a bikini and after literally three gym sessions the week before, it changed my mindset' she said (pictured with Maura Higgins)

Lifestyle: ‘I’ve just been on holiday to the Maldives. I was so worried about looking a certain way to be in a bikini and after literally three gym sessions the week before, it changed my mindset’ she said (pictured with Maura Higgins)

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