Victoria: I wanted to win best couple, but I didn't know how people react. I thought they would discriminate. But Deoine and Maribel went around to every class telling them to vote for us. When the papers came out for people to vote, it said "best couple: pick a boy and a girl." Deoine asked if I voted and I said "no," but then I was thinking about President Obama and I told myself "one vote could make a difference," so I scratched out boy and I put girl.Maribel: But let me tell you something, you did not win by just two points, you won by a lot....
Deoine: I used to watch like a lot of shows, all the movies where at the end the girl gets the guy and they live happily ever after. And I always thought "maybe that's going to happen to me." But it wasn't a guy I got at the end.Victoria: Teachers, classmates, and people outside tell us we are "perfect"...but we're not. We go through the same mistakes other relationships go through—disagreements (a lot of those, oh my God), we're both stubborn, and we have broken up a couple of times. But, we're still staying close. And next year, we're both going to college in New York. Hopefully this love lasts forever.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Via Feministing comes this heartwarming story of Deoine and Victoria, voted "Best Couple" by their Bronx high school:
I tend to look on high-school sweethearts with some skepticism. I didn't date in high school (something I regret), so I don't know what that bond is like. But this was just precious.