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FIRST PLACE
Inna

 ‘Look,
who’s that one? The actor who plays the missionary?’
‘I
have no idea. But he’s cute.’
At
that time I really had no idea. I had no idea that ‘cute actor’
was going to change me, someday, somehow. I was just in the cinema,
watching ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger tides’ with a
friend. I guess that after watching it, something else caught my
mind, and the image of the missionary faded.
*much
later*
So,
there I was, caught in ‘The Hunger Games’ fever, waiting for the
‘Catching Fire’ movie. As I have an unusual disease, a disease
that makes me fall madly in love with fictional characters, Finnick
happened to be the one to steal my heart this time. Of course, I was
extremely impatient waiting to see who’s gonna get the role.
Lionsgate was teasing everyone showing us, one by one, the new cast,
apparently very determined to keep the sugar cube for the end. But I
couldn’t help searching for rumors. And, out of the blue, the cute
missionary’s face hit me once more. Now, he’s got a name.
Sam
Claflin.
Without
even realizing, I started to hope he’ll be the portrayal of Finn.
It happens the odds were in his(and my) favour, as one evening, I
found myself jumping and screaming with joy seeing his picture next
to the text: ‘Sam
Claflin – Finnick Odair’
.
[No need to add that my parents were probably thinking –again- that
I was insane. I must admit I often act like a fangirl.]
So
that’s how it all began. Searching all over the internet for
information about him, I discovered a young talented actor, with a
lot of potential, ready to hit the film industry. He had something
special – at least for me. All in all, he wasn’t just another
brick in the wall (of cinematography).
Without
even knowing that I exist, he has still changed my vision, made me
dream more, painted my little silly world in new shades. For a lot of
people, this may seem illogical, naïve and foolish. But for me, he’s
a source of inspiration, a role model. You probably know this feel
too. 
From
‘POTC’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, to ‘United’[
which made me -unexpectedly- cry my eyes out], I loved every film he
played in. With each one I entered another new world, realizing how
I’d love to be part of this cinematographic
magic too. And, yeah, you know who’s to blame. Of course, it’s
just another silly dream of mine, but I really don’t think it’s
that bad to dream. It’s just my way to escape this not-so-pleasant
reality we live in.
So,
that’s the (not very exciting) story of how I became a Claflin
Cadet. And, as a veritable dreamer, every day I find myself
childishly(or not) hoping that I will someday have the chance to
write a chapter in my life’s book entitled: ‘Today,
I had a dream come true. Today, I met him.’
Irina(Inna)
Anghel,
A
young Claflin Cadet from Romania 

SECOND PLACE
Beatrice
I first see Sam Claflin in Pirates of Caribbean.
Many of my friends avoid to watch this movie because there isn’t Orlando
Bloom, but I love Jack Sparrow,
Penelope Cruz is amazing and I thought the other guy on the poster was quite
hot.
All started from here. This last Pirate of Caribbean is my favourite of the
series so far, there is more
action, maids and, of course, Sam Claflin!
I’m Italian, but I use to watch all the movie in the original language, mostly
to improve my English, so
I discovered Sam is actually British and I have a crush on British accent!
His accent and his smile were the fist things that made me love him.
Then it was the “Snow white and the Huntsman” turn. Everybody dream a Prince
will love us one day,
and then Sam Claflin arrives! With a bow and arrows!
I practice archery and I’m so excited to watch on movies characters who use
the bow,
I was kinda screaming YEEEES by myself at the cinema when I see Sam as a
bowman.
Sam and the bow. This is the second thing that make me love him.
I have to admit, since here I was a little bit far from thinking about his
talent as an actor,
because he is so fascinating, beautiful eyes and smile, hot voice… But with
White Heat I cried so hard that
finally I understand how good he actually is. Jack is such a badass, but I’ve
loved him and I’m still expecting he will be with Charlotte…
Well, in my mind they are already together. Sam is so intense in each moment,
I was captured by his words and conviction, I forgot he was Sam, and this I
think is the best goal an actor could achieve.
Those were my steps into the Claflin’s world.
I watch the other movie and tv shows he did too of course,
but the three I’ve nominated are my favourite.
And soon he will be Finnick Odair.
One of the best character ever written!
I’m so glad he was chosen to be Finnick; I think he is so perfect to be him
that during the movie I will be breathless!
Beatrice


HONORABLE PLACE
Maria

Hi,
all Sam’s cadets I’m Maria Alejandra Gutierrez but my friends call me
Mariale and I’m from Venezuela. I’m going to tell you how I get so
obsess with Sam
.
Well,
I knew about Sam when I saw Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger
Tides … I fall in love with him when I saw that religious and
beautiful guy tie at the ship mast and then in all the movie I was
drooling over Sam.
Then
I started to research about him, I saw all his movies and series and
in a couple of days I notice that I have like a thousand pictures of
him in my computer.
What
I love about Sam is that he’s such a humble person and I like the
fact that he’s always joking with his family .and he might never will
see/read this but the thing that I most love about him is his laugh
when he laugh, it’s like I DIDN’T KNOW THAT THE PARADISE IS SO
BEAUTIFUL? That’s what I think about his laugh it’s like a little
of heaven.
All
I know is that I’m obsess with THE FACT THAT HIS BIRTHDAY IS A DAY
BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY; we can celebrate together if he wants?
The
other thing is that HE’S SO FUNNY, I’M ALWAYS LAUGHING WITH HIS
TWEETS AND ALL I DREAM IS MEET HIM AND SEE HIS ROLE LIKE FINNICK
ODAIR WICH IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER.
I
love him so much that all my notebooks have his pictures and I talk
about him 24 hrs a day BECAUSE HE DESERVE IT FOR BE SUCH A KIND AND A
BEAUTIFUL PERSON.
I’m
his cadet, his little Venezuelan cadet.
I
hope that God bless him and always protect him.
Samuel
George Claflin I love you and all my cadets friends.
Mariale