A Filipino woman marrying a foreign guy is not a new thing in the Philippines; we've seen it on TV, read it from the internet or even witnessed it in person.
So, why do Americans have chosen to marry a Filipina? Do they have any particular reasons?
We've asked few American friends who fell in love with Pinay beauties to share their thoughts about this.
Glenn Lewman (married to Ruby)Physicist and owner of Whitewater Manufacturing (SOTAR) company in Oregon
Due to Mr. Lewman's hectic schedule, we asked his wife, Ate Ruby to interview him in our behalf and here's what she told us:
"Glenn lived in the Philippines when he was a young boy about 6 to 9 years old. And since then he dreamed of coming back in the Philippines.
When he was 21 years old he was in a Mission in Hawaii. And while knowing some of the Filipina there, he then thought of marrying an Island Girl. But of course he needed to learn a lesson first before pursuing his dream. Well he tried to make his first marriage work but marriage takes two to tango.(After his first marriage failed) He thought of marrying a Filipina. After his second visit in the Philippines, he then learn and understand the culture. He admired the Filipina's characteristics. He said Filipina is very affectionate, loving, caring, sweet and cuddly. Glenn added 'I married a woman more than that. Take off the (LOL). That is why I married her four times in four different places. I feel like I am the luckiest man in the world for having a Filipina wife because she is my best friend, my lover, my everything.'
Darren (married to Yvonne)
"Well the main reason is because I fell in love with one. When I was looking to meet somebody I didn't choose to marry a person of a certain race, I chose to marry somebody I love and that ended up being the most beautiful filipina I have ever seen. In my eyes she is a 10, Smart, Sexy, cute, beautiful and all I need. I love you baby always"
Michael ( engaged to Liezl)
MBA, Ohio Dominican Univ.
"I chose my bride because she stands out amongst other women. She is the most attractive woman I have ever met inside and out, and she has accepted me good and bad, and has taken me as her own. We have a synchronized understanding of what our priorities are and we have an unbreakable bond build on mutual trust."
George ( married to Nelia)
Process Engineering Supervisor
Master in Silicon Technology, Washington University
BS in Electronic Engineering, Univ. of Notre Dame
"I love the Filipina way and that means very generous, kind , family oriented and shy. My wife has all of those qualities and of course beauty and I love the way my wife showed me her loving care."
Jim Shifflett ( married to Rose)
Electrical Engineer, Boeing
PhD in Physics, Washington University
"Hi Donnalyn. I can't speak for other men, but I married a woman from the Philippines because she is loving, caring, considerate, and a genuinely good person. Oh, and she's guapa too"