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Patrick Gomez
January 11, 2015 04:15 PM

When Joe Manganiello decided to propose to girlfriend Sofia Vergara during their Hawaiian holiday getaway he didn’t leave anything up to chance.

Instead he contacted the posh St. Regis Hotel in Princeville, Kauai, to figure out the best place to pop the question.

“Joe definitely planned ahead,” says a source. “He didn’t want to propose in a public setting, even though there are so many beautiful spots on the grounds.”

PEOPLE’s 2014 Hottest Bachelor, 38, opted to present the Colombian-born beauty, 42, with a whopping ring in the privacy of their palatial suite overlooking the Pacific. After she said yes, they celebrated with

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