Win­ner of 7DAYS My Sum­mer re­vealed

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - Writes Shab­nam Bashiri. news@ 7days.ae

Dreams might come true but, per­haps more im­por­tantly, they can pay off as well. Mary Mar­garete Ser­rano didn’t just ful­fil a life-long am­bi­tion when she sky­dived over Dubai… it also helped her win the 7DAYS My Sum­mer con­test,

Mary was named the over­all win­ner af­ter win­ning a pub­lic vote of fi­nal­ists picked from the 1,200-plus en­tries we re­ceived af­ter ask­ing you to tell us how you’re spend­ing the sum­mer.

“Sky­div­ing’s been on my bucket list since col­lege,” the 26-year-old Filip­ina told 7DAYS af­ter learn­ing of her tri­umph. “I’ve saved money since my first salary so I could af­ford it.

“I ar­rived at Sky­dive Dubai at 8am for the in­struc­tions and train­ing. On the plane I was happy and ner­vous at the same time, but my in­struc­tor was cool. She made me feel safe and jump out the plane with­out worry.

“I re­ally en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence, and loved ev­ery sec­ond of it. Be­ing so high up I was in awe of the price­less beauty of Dubai.”

Mary has worked as a pri­vate nurse in Dubai for two years. She said she en­joys spend­ing her free time on ex­treme ac­tiv­i­ties auch as bungee jump­ing, skate­board­ing and park­our. Now that sky­div­ing is scratched off her bucket list, she is busy chas­ing other dreams.

“Now I’m en­gaged with long­board­ing and I tried driv­ing a yacht re­cently,” she said.

Mary wins a Fu­ji­Film XE-2 cam­era plus 27mm f2.8 lens and leather case cour­tesy of Gulf Photo Plus and Fu­ji­Film.

DARE­DEVIL: Mary’s win­ning en­try of her sky­dive in Dubai

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