By Brittany | February 23, 2012
Four very lucky Wingman Contest winners (Claudia, Julianne, Jennifer, and Brandy) received a Big Hunka Love Bear and JetBlue tickets to surprise their Valentine for Valentine’s Day! Read all about their long-distance love and see photos of Big Hunka Love Bear’s adventures below:
Claudia met her Valentine on her first day of high school, only the feeling wasn’t mutual. Evan was a senior and teased her. Even though they went on to marry others, Claudia always thought about Evan. Years later, she reconnected with him and they clicked. “It was everything a high school girl could have dreamt of,” Claudia said. “It was total, wonderful, romantic true love.” The only problem was that Claudia now lived in Los Angeles and Evan lived in Washington D.C. They’ve had to bear a bi-coastal relationship for 11 years! Learn more about Claudia and Big Hunka Love Bear’s adventures here.
Julianne’s Valentine isn’t her significant other, but a three-year-old boy named Lucas, who has an immune disorder called Hyper IgM syndrome. He and his family just moved to North Carolina for a minimum of six months so he can receive a bone marrow transplant. “Lucas’ mother is the sister I never had,” Julianne relayed. “I’ve known her literally my entire life, and it’s been very difficult for me to watch her go through this from Connecticut, her home state, and not be able to offer any help except from afar.” Learn more about Julianne and Big Hunka Love Bear’s adventures here.
Jennifer has only had one true Valentine since the day she was born – her father. “My father has always been my biggest fan and has supported me through everything and anything,” she relays. Jennifer lives in Albany, New York, nearly 3,000 miles from her father in Seattle. The distance means that they miss out on important milestones, including the birth of Jennifer’s daughter, Audrey, last year. Her favorite memory with her dad is from the day her daughter was born. They connected on video chat, and her father tried to act like he wasn’t crying when he saw his granddaughter for the first time (Jennifer knew better). Learn more about Jennifer and Big Hunka Love Bear’s adventures here.
Brandy is in a long-distance relationship with her avid-skiing, fly-fishing boyfriend. Brandy lives in Vermont and travels back and forth to Breckenridge, Colorado to visit her main squeeze. Her two daughters have never met him but have referred to him as “Cupid,” ever since he left coins for them as a gift on a recent visit. Brandy looks forward to uniting her three loves with a Big Hunka Love Bear on the mountaintop in Colorado. Learn more about Brandy and Big Hunka Love Bear’s adventures here.
Stay tuned for future contests!