They broke up a bit, dated other people at the suggestion of their parents, but stayed in close touch.“We were only about 100 miles apart, so we were able to see each other on weekends and over the summers, but what happened was because there was so much against us in the beginning, we did try to date other people, and split up," Gee said."Our parents insisted that we make sure that we looked at other people, to make sure this relationship would be a strong one.But we always remained best friends.” Fifty years after high school graduation and two children later, Gee is confident it was meant to be.Of all college relationships, nearly 33 percent are long-distance, according to an i Village survey. If you’re out of college, think about your Facebook friends: How many are still together with — or even married to — their high school sweethearts?“It’s definitely possible, but it’s rare, because the chances of you knowing who you want to be with at 40 when you’re 17 are kind of low,” said Tracey Steinberg, a dating coach. And it’s worth the wait if it’s real.” Going the (long) distance is not easy: Challenges including overcoming communication barriers, resisting the temptation of a fun, new social life and scraping together the finances to visit each other at separate schools. But the next time you grumble about a spotty Skype connection or a pricey plane ticket, think about Barbara Gee and Gordon Baranco.Lima said she'd never really considered modelling before, but her friends encouraged her to enter the competition telling her she was tall and beautiful.
It’s all about the body language between the photographer and the model. I believe that was her way of telling me to embrace my sexiness and to really flaunt it. I tell myself every day that I’m extremely fortunate not to be able to hear the other models in the house. Despite there were a lot of drama, the house was beautiful and I loved, loved living there.
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