wiwibloggs poll Best Postcard Eurovision 2018

The Eurovision 2017 postcards were literally all over the place. So ahead of Eurovision 2018, Portugal’s broadcaster RTP understandably opted for a clearer concept, which resulted in consistently fun and flawless postcards. Showcasing both the beauty of Portugal’s many landmarks as well as the Eurovision artists’ varied personalities, the 43 short clips that premiered during the three shows were almost as exciting to watch as the individual performances themselves. Now that the dust has settled on the contest, it’s time for you to decide who had the best postcard of Eurovision 2018!

It’s always fun to watch the singers act in these short videos, and Eurovision 2018 was no exception. From Waylon gingerly biting into a pastel de nata to AWS’s drummer biting into a huge piece of chocolate and from Jessica Mauboy learning to make a guitarra to Eleni Foureira learning to cook with a famous local chef, the Eurovision postcards were a feast for the eyes. Set against the backdrop of Portugal’s most beautiful places, from Lisbon to Porto and from Madeira to the Azores, all postcards ended with the artists taking a selfie with the hashtag All Aboard, the official slogan of Lisbon 2018.

Thanks to funds provided by Portugal’s tourism board, all the acts (apart from the Claudia Pascoal and Isaura, of course) were flown to film the short clips in different parts of the country, some as early as February. Stepping out of the same door in each clip, the acts got to take part in an activity or a challenge that showcased both the beautiful surroundings as well as their sparkling personality.

Some of the postcards have even sparked memes, like that of Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso, who did not shy away from sharing it on his social media. The meme, hinting at his low televote score, shows Benjy with the two other people in his postcard with the caption, “Me casually posing with all my voters.” Love him or hate him, you gotta admit that Sweden’s Justin Bieber has a sense of humour.

But forget about the most meme-orable postcard. It’s time to vote for the most memorable postcard of Eurovision 2018. Who had the best vistas? Who looked like they had the most fun? Who took the best selfie? In the end, which country had the best postcard? You can vote as many postcards as you wish, but you can only vote ONCE, so make it count!

But first, let’s revisit all the 43 postcards in the playlist below!

We will close the poll in two weeks’ time. At that point we will reveal who follows in the footsteps of Italy’s Francesco Gabbani from Eurovision 2017. After you cast your vote for the best postcard of Eurovision 2018, you can defend your choice in the comment box below. Also, please tell us what your thoughts are about this year’s clips compared to the previous years!

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Daly_Melovinator
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Daly_Melovinator

Two weeks passed… where are the publication about our winner Mélovin??

Guest
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Guest

Some Ukrainians call Melovin the Ukrainian Prince. His video certaintly brought out that aspect of his personality, and well fitting for the stunning Portugees coastlines. A perfect short movie promoting the beautiful Portugal and keeping Melovin fans around the world happy. How can you not like a Prince on a white horse riding off in search of his princess:) Well done MELOVIN!

Renata
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Renata

Being from Aveiro myself, I really appreciate Albania’s postcard because it captures the city’s essence so beautifully in just 40 seconds and Eugene was completely spontaneous. If all advertising would be so thorough and real, everyone would love it.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

For me it is not about the song or staging, the refrain was simple, the English… But Mélovin is hot! On one hand mysterious, sexy, dark . On the other hand friendly in interviews, cute, smiling. His hair and his lips are so beautiful. I’m 21, male, bi and I simply want Mélovin being my boyfriend 🙂

VJAM
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VJAM

For me, Czech Republic was the most fun to watch, with Mikolas being dragged by the Caretos at Podence. Also loved Leva in Caramulo trying to drive a vintage car and Franka and Elina enjoying Portuguese food. But for me the best one was the montage of behind the scenes, with all of them having fun and that touching moment at the end with Julia staring at the sea. I wish it won’t take another 50 years for Portugal to win again ?

Mike
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Mike

I agree.
Czech Republic was the best. It showed some of the most original Carnival costumes worn in Portugal and very ancient traditions, plus Mikolas was having a lot of fun with them.
Much better than just sending singers walking on a forest… forests may be nice, but they exist all over the world, nothing unique to Portugal.

Jag
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Jag

Is it real that every Wiwi poll Ukraine wins? Something strange and fishy is happening. It loses it’s point 🙁

Doris
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Doris

It’s just one obsessed Melovin troll-fan from Ukraine who uses a software to cast multiple votes. He’s trying to convince everyone that Melovin’s bottom placing was wrong and that he’s the winner after all. Misery beyond words!

AngieP
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AngieP

In terms of places, I loved Sennek and Claudia showing us the beauty of Lisbon! I also loved Surie shooting her postcard in Azores I think.
In terms of activities, I loved Eleni cooking inside the market. In terms of who had most fun, Elina looked so excited trying to climb and Almaia were having a great time in the park.

Overall, Portugueuse did a great job showcasing the beauty of their country! We’seen some really wonderful places!

Love love peace piece
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Love love peace piece

San Marino in Madeira Island and Lithuania in Serra do Caramulo were my favourite but so many to choose from… Slovenia’s black landscape in Faial, Azores, beautiful, Spain also in Azores, Czech Republic in Macedo de Cavaleiros, he learned a few new moves, hehe!

Anonim
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Anonim

Melovin had amazing postcard!!! So beautiful. Like a prince on a white horse))

Pierre
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Pierre

It’s horrifying to realize that Melovin has only one troll-fan in Ukraine who spams Wiwi with fake usernames and votes multiple times (50 votes per click) by using various softwares. That loser has even posted a video on his VK account in which he brags about making Melovin first in every Wiwi poll. His life must be so unbearably miserable, therefore not worth living!

Nicole
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Nicole

if that does not work in Ukraine VK. and even if he worked, Mel would not have a page.

Guest
Guest
Guest

VK is blocked in Ukraine if you didn’t know.
Ukrainians are advised not to use that Kremlin controlled site…

Ben
Guest
Ben

San Marino was sooo good this year ??

Olesya
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Olesya

Only Melovin!!!

Curve
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Curve

Melovin fans are well and alive even after the contest! I wish he comes back in Eurovision.

Doris
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Doris

Melovin has no fans. This is just one Melovin-troll who uses a poll-crack-software and he even made a video bragging about his filthy trick but deleted it shortly after. Miserable, really!

Nicole
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Nicole

which video?! What are you about?!

Jane
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Jane

he has many fans around the world
anyway you are miserable hater

Guest
Guest
Guest

Poor thing. You really have a problem with Melovin’s success. Get a life!

Izhar Levy
Member

Such a stupid poll! You guys at Wiwi are really bored now that Eurovision has ended? Or is it just a way to recover from PED? :}

DAvid
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DAvid

Why do you bother reading and commenting then?

Yodenman
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Yodenman

I actually agree with you. My first thought when I read the question was …who cares and is it really that important.
The postcard was all about Lisbon and the locations were chosen for the artists, so why bother.

Love love peace piece
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Love love peace piece

Actually it wasn’t only in Lisbon and the artist got to pick wich kind of place they would like to go. And the postcard features theire personality, not just the scenes!

Life is a drag
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Life is a drag

Saara Aalto must really love golf then… -.-

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

They were not picking it themselves. Saara Aalto laughed in an interview saying that she was sent to the golf place but she can’t play it. It’s the organizor who chooses.

Guest
Guest
Guest

All postcards were filmed in Portugal. It’s the host country. Does it really matter where in the country it’s filmed?

Guest
Guest
Guest

Why read this if it’s stupid. You have issues with yourself. Deal with them before you open your mouth.

angelins
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angelins

Amazing Melovin

joanna
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joanna

His style, the eye and how much he appreciate his fans. All of that is so amazing.

Anonim
Guest

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Anonim
Guest

Ukraine wow,love Melovin,good people

loveeurovision
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loveeurovision

i voted for those that i still remember
ireland, with the beautiful scuba diving
latvia, i remember she was at a breathtaking beach
ukraine crazy looking vampire riding a white horse over the edge of a cliff!

Lenka
Guest

Melvin forever good)

Dasha
Guest

Mélovin one love???It was very beautyfulbeautyful,his image on the bachground of this landscape…mmm so elegant,just wow..Ukrainians are the most talented????????????

thespb01
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thespb01

The postcards were nice enough this year, but they were also really dull. Pretty much just like the interval acts.

Elsa Alves
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Elsa Alves

Interval acts were pure class! And the postcards very tasteful.

Alex M
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Alex M

Agree on the interval acts – they were just boring. But the postcards were quite good actually.

Maldric
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Maldric

the postcards were great…quality of the image, the landscapes and the beautiful soundtrack

Martim
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Martim

San Marino, Germany and Ireland, because… well, it’s home 🙂

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Netta’s postcard was super cute and fun. She was doing her day job at a party with her voice box. UK at a tea plantation was a bit stereotypical but I did read somewhere that it was a Portuguese princess who introduced it first to the British so that was neat.

Elsa Alves
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Elsa Alves

Yes, it is true, that is a historical fact. Just google it.

Nikki
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Nikki

Catherine of Braganza, Charles II’s Queen from 1662 to his death on 1685, and then regent of Portugal on her last year.

EscAU
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EscAU

dont even remember the postcards this year

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

And you dont have Internet nor do you know of Esc s YouTube site.

Ulises
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Ulises

Netta’s one is fab!!

Justin Angelo Alvarez
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Justin Angelo Alvarez

San Marino ofc. that was fun…

Daly
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Daly

The Vampire Prince ridding peacefully a White Horse in a Pretty and Mysterious place!! My favorite!!

Jo.
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Jo.

They were all good, no one really stood out, so the one who has more fans in the fandom will win this poll.

Boomshacklack
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Boomshacklack

Eleni in Greek Interview was asked about the juries and the The Serbian/Australia thing (claims from Balkanika that delegations traded jury points) ” I was happy that Cyprus won the televoting in the semifinal and top2 in the final. For me that’s a real success I don’t care about juries and what 5 people think or what they have been told to vote I also saw some weird things but I don’t want to talk about it. About People Saying Cyprus was the real Winner ” I really liked Netta….she was sad when Israel was falling down by the bookmarkets… Read more »

Jo.
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Jo.

The current jury panel is atrocious and it should be modified.

James
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James

What are the odds of Eleni eventually becoming a juror herself for Greece/Cyprus like many Eurovision stars that came before her?

Ulises
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Ulises

What an amazing woman!

Pavel
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Pavel

The cheap copy of Beyonce not only got a pimp running order slot, but also got a little overrated.
She deserved to be top 5, but #2 is a bit too much (the same can be said about Netta).
Juries kinda evened out the running order mistakes and bias (and in a field where none of the songs really manages to stand out running order matters).

Jonas
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Jonas

I liked Ireland’s sea-diving one. They were a bit unfortunate with the weather for some of them, it looked a bit chilly.

MarkoH
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MarkoH

Nobody. All of the postcards were quite meh…

Elsa Alves
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Elsa Alves

Mehrko

Caliope
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Caliope

I am from Lisbon, Portugal. I have been to most places that were shown and they all have their beauty so I didn’t vote for best location.
Congrats to all delegations, nice job on the short clips. I picked Ukraine because I can’t forget that gorgeous white horse overlooking the Ocean. It was just too beautiful for words. Czech choice was really fun and creative, ancient tradition, in line with so many other European such as the Babugeri, chaushi, zezengorri, macinule, strohbar, etc. A French photographer did a beautiful series about it some years ago, very interesting

Elsa Alves
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Elsa Alves

I am PT too but my favourite one is Denmark. That library (Mafra) is one of the most spectacular ones in the world! What a jewel!

Nikki
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Nikki

UK because the Portuguese princess who introduced tea to the British is a particular fave of me.

Victoria
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Victoria

…just the piano coffin! lol and the creepy eye

Misia
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Misia

“The prince on a white horse”

Adam
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Adam

vampire prince*

Michela
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Michela

Sadly, we are yet to beat 2016 in the ‘best postcards’

Matt
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Matt

I thought 2014 with the flags was arguably the best one!

Jo.
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Jo.

The production was great, but the concept was poor and already used in 2013. “My daily routine” is just boring.

Pavel
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Pavel

1996 were the best ones, the postcards even had Prime Ministers and other important people wishing their contestants luck

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

If you have to root for Sweden, then 2000 are by far the best ones, in my opinion.
(Actually 1975 was also very very creative for the time)

TheBoyNextDoor
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TheBoyNextDoor

No matter what question is asked, the artist have more fans will be the winner of these polls. My favorite postcard was Julia’s even though I hate her song and I’m definitely not a fan of Russia.

Elsa Alves
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Elsa Alves

Yes, the most meaningful one was Julia’s definitely 🙂

Daniel
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Daniel

Only Albania and Italy had original and spontaneous postcards. Others were greatly staged but badly acted.

Misia
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Misia

U can see Melovinators power <3

Karlotta25
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Karlotta25

Mélovin and Mikolas my two princes:))

Simon
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Simon

Israel, Cyprus,Ukraine have the coolest postcards

Fuego
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Fuego

Mélovin on white horse as a vampire prince is the Best 🙂
also love Australia, Azerbaijan and Czech Republic

Jordi
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Jordi

A self-proclaimed Goth riding a white horse. Ridiculous!

Jul
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Jul

You exist in some parallel reality – he never considered himself as Goth (if we mean the sub-culture)

mira
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mira

Mélovin <3

Weronika :)
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Weronika :)

Poland <3

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

For me the most interesting are the ones that showed a bit of the local culture/way of life and actual interaction. So 1. Czech Republic (by far, it was so much fun!), 2. Cyprus, 3. France, 4. Armenia, 5. Australia (seemed a bit too staged), 6. Israel (especially because of the location where Netta was DJaying). All in all, althogh the concept is indeed a bit outdated, RTP did a really good job at it.

Jonas
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Jonas

Did RTP actually make them, though? I thought they were outsourced to the same company who did the 2015 ones. They were certainly very similar.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Yes they were very similar to the ESC in Austria. I guess RTP took inspiration from them. But it was RTP who made this them.

Maldric
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Maldric

the sponsor was Turismo de Portugal and RTP shoot the postcards. The only relation with ESC2015 is the same guy who created the stage

Jo.
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Jo.

They were all good, but I agree about Czech Republic, I think he should win this poll.

Jordi
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Jordi

Melovin troll-base is using proxy servers for multiple voting – like usual. I just wonder how is any of those Wiwi polls going to undo their jury-last and televote-eighteenth place?

Misia
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Misia

Maybe U didn’t know, but he’s got really strong fanbase in whole Europe and lots of them are voting in Wiwi polls, so I think that’s the reason of such a big hype about him on the internet 🙂

Jonathan
Guest
Jonathan

You are clinically deluded! No artist can have a single fan in Europe unless they have released at least two number one albums in twenty countries; ten number one singles in fourty countries, and unless they have won at least three Brit and two Grammy Awards! Get real, stooge!

Nicole
Guest
Nicole

Excuse me, but what nonsense are you talking about?

Sveta
Guest
Sveta

I hope it was sarcasm

Jul
Guest
Jul

Why are you so nervous? His fan-base from different countries is more than 435 votes, and the postcard is really beautiful so people just like it. And by the way, his place by televote is the 7th, even in the overall standings it is 17th, may be we watched different eurovision)?

Nicole
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Nicole

firstly who prevents you from using the voices of the fans. Secondly, how can a proxy server be used if votes for Ukraine are typed gradually? just in Ukraine is a very friendly people, namely, melovinators and if you come together, the Ukrainians can also turn mountains.

Guest
Guest
Guest

Show us this troll base since you are so smart.
Televotes placed Melovin 7th! Get your facts right!

Connor
Guest
Connor

If edibles must be shown in the postcards, then they should be done courteously like in the Cypriot one (Eleni did fabulously) but certainly not like Benjamin, Waylon, AWS, etc. Not to even mention Serbians who almost broke their wine glasses during their poor mannered toasting. The civilized ones can tell another person’s class just by observing their table manners. Here in England, we were not amused!

Maki
Guest
Maki

Hmm yes, we are all absolutely amused by civilized well mannered english people, not to mention very classy abroad everywhere you go….first class no doubt.
And if you can judge some nation’s manners by watching staged 40 sec long video, then it’s clear you’re not really on a bright side….or maybe you have some kind of hatred who knows…
P.S. Look better once again, they did a normal toasting!

Maki
Guest
Maki

Although I do wish to clarify, I’ ve met some wonderful english folks, so my previous comment was meant for you and people like you….ready to critisize without any sense

Yahya
Guest
Yahya

Maki, Don’t. feed. the. troll

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

I was impressed by Waylon’s valiant attempt to eat a pastel de nata with rock ‘n’ roll bad-boy attitude.

Sabrina
Guest
Sabrina

They did a great job with the postcards this year. My favorites were Australia, Azerbaijan (Aisel’s face when she’s boarding the balloon is so cute), Czechia (Micolas being “kidnapped” and then his dance), Ireland, Latvia, Slovenia (beautiful location) and Ukraine (another beautiful location and Mélovin looking cool as usual, now as the dark prince riding a white horse haha). Though Waylon was the lucky one, since he got all the pastéis de Belém for himself.

Ildi
Guest
Ildi

Ukraine <3

beccaboo1212
Guest

Albania 😀