Abhi Sinha Helen Kim engaged Young and Restless

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Young and Restless alum pops the question in Tanzania.

Actor Abhi Sinha, who played Jabot computer whiz, Ravi Shapur on The Young and the Restless from 2017 – 2018, took to social media to not only share photos from his incredible vacation in Africa, but also his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Helen Kim. The proposal took place in front of Mount Kilimanjaro and was photographed by Sinha’s sister, Ava.

Alongside the photo of Sinha down on one knee, the actor explained, “While at Sabi Sands we saw a beautiful bird called The Lilac Breasted Roller. Our guides @nombekana and @c.rob_wildlifephotography told us that the feathers of these birds are very rare. They are so rare and valuable, that often local men will use the feathers to propose to women.” He went on to say, “While I wasn’t able to obtain a Lilac Breasted Roller’s feather – I did have a ring that I had been carrying close to the vest, non-stop for several weeks. And I couldn’t think of a better place to propose than in Amboseli, right in front of Kilimanjaro. On June 17th, 2019 – I asked the love of my life to marry me. Best decision of my life. (Because she said yes! 😁) I love you so much Helen, and cannot wait to marry you. Fiancé has a nice ring to it for sure 😜 (Ok I’m done).”

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Kim also shared the good news with her followers and enthused, “I knew going to Africa would be a special experience, but I didn’t know just how much. On Jun 17, while we were overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro, my best friend asked me a question and I said yes! Seriously felt like I was in a dream and I’m still pinching myself expecting to wake up. But this is not a drill!!! @abhidabi and I are for real engaged 😱 Abhi, I love you so much and I’m so excited to plan the rest of our lives together!!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Congratulations poured in from Sinha’s former Young and Restless castmates, including Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby), Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), and Eileen Davidson, who played Ravi’s love interest on the soap opera, Ashley Abbott.

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Sinha shared other photos from their African adventure, and it appeared the couple, along with their group, had an amazing experience. In a photo caption from their visit to The Elephant Camp in Victoria Falls, the actor summed up, “Forever changed, but still scared of spiders.”

Soaps.com congratulates Abhi Sinha and Helen Kim on their engagement! All the best to the happy couple in the future.

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While at Sabi Sands we saw a beautiful bird called The Lilac Breasted Roller. Our guides @nombekana and @c.rob_wildlifephotography told us that the feathers of these birds are very rare. They are so rare and valuable, that often local men will use the feathers to propose to women. While I wasn’t able to obtain a Lilac Breasted Roller’s feather – I did have a ring that I had been carrying close to the vest, non-stop for several weeks. And I couldn’t think of a better place to propose than in Amboseli, right in front of Kilimanjaro. On June, 17th, 2019 – I asked the love of my life to marry me. Best decision of my life. (Because she said yes! 😁) I love you so much Helen, and cannot wait to marry you. Fiancé has a nice ring to it for sure 😜 (Ok I’m done) PC 📷: @avasinhaphotography😊 Please give props to my sister for these amazing shots. She really is a pro ❤️

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Forever changed, but still scared of spiders

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Say hello to my little friend JUMBO🐘 Since we were staying at the Elephant Camp which has a wildlife trust, we were a little skeptical about interacting with the elephants in this manner. I am highly opposed to any activity that profits using wild (especially endangered) animals for human entertainment. After learning about the elephant camp and its mission, I realized that not everything is categorically right or wrong, or black and white. The elephant camp at Zimbabwe currently fosters 16 elephants found injured, abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They do not release them back in to the wild for they develop emotions and connections to their new herds and humans. Of the 16 elephants there, like in a school setting, they have formed “cliques” or “herds” and stick together. Each morning, they are released into the wild and roam free in the VF National Park and are tracked and brought back in the evening to sleep and be cared for. In caring for these elephants, they have become dependent on humans and so the humans have had to use positive reinforcement to train and work with them so that they can be comfortable around them. They then use these gentle giants to educate the local communities and world about the importance of wildlife preservation in an effort to prevent snaring, poaching, or using toxins to kill elephants and other wildlife. The final goal being to resolve, human/animal conflict. Unlike activities such as “walking with lions” in which adult lions are then used for canned hunting or “elephant ride safaris” in which the animals are abused, our interaction with these elephants today was a positive means of educating and informing humans about the importance of conservation of these species. Enjoy!

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