January 13, 2008 9:00 PM
Online video star Hayden Black has got a touch of Cupid in him. The leading man in the Web series “Abigail’s X-Rated Teen Diary” managed to engineer a marriage proposal for one of the show’s viewers in late December.
Mr. Black, who plays the 13-year-old “Abigail” in his show, answered a “Dear Abi” question in a recent episode from a viewer named MaryBeth. The viewer wanted Abigail’s input on how to get her boyfriend to pop the question before Christmas.
Abigail’s advice: “Get him to propose to you as soon as humanly possible so you don’t get stuck with a life that’s worse than a Dickensian nightmare with shades of the Elephant Man.”
The unconventional approach evidently worked: Mr. Black said MaryBeth contacted him two days after the episode aired to say she was happily engaged. On the show’s message board, MaryBeth credited the star of the series: “Abigail Hannon played the most crucial role in my engagement. ... Because of her ... I found the words ... well Abi found the words ... to tell him how I felt.”