Eclipse opens today - so this is for you Twihards from Socialite Life

We recently asked our Twi-hard followers to submit why they are the biggest Twilight saga fans and we got an overwhelming response.

After the jump are some of our favorite submissions from people who I'm sure as we post this are either in line to see Eclipse or have already seen it!

Helena Zelaya describes what many of our entries said, that Twilight gives people something to believe in:
"[Bella and Edward] Make me think and hope that real love does exist."

She coordinates a group in her country called "Twilighters Latino America Honduras," where she organizes reunions among fans and premiere parties and writes for a blog that spreads the news about the series across all Latin American countries.

Maria Victoria Blanco explains that she's okay if people think she's crazy for being a 'Twihard.'

"A Twihard is a crazy-addicted-obsessed fan of Twilight Series, and maybe they're right in some point, but not entirely," Maria says. She's a dedicated fan and she's proud of it, walking through the streets with a Twilight T-shirt, or a Twilight bag, and also of showing off her Twilight room or her Twilight collection. "Yes, I'm a very proud Twilighter/Twihard."

I just want to insert, editorially, that is what is great about all of this - not caring what other people say about you or caring what they have to say about what you like. If nothing else, Twilight has empowered many people to be unapologetic for what they like.

Emilia Venegas Hinojosa along with her other friends and Twi-hards, found out that the release of the Twilight movie wasn't happening in her country until much later so she and her friends came up with the idea of collecting signatures with a letter explaining that this was a world phenomenon.

"We got signatures from classmates, church goers, teachers, almost anyone that could join our cause. We collected over 200 signatures, and a friend of us delivered them at our local movie theater, where the manager said that he had never heard of Twilight before. I don't know if our little campaigning had something to do with it, but we love to think that we were capable of bringing the movie on January the first. Guess what? The movie was a hit! New Moon came only two weeks later after the US release, and with Eclipse it will be the same."

Truly a Twi-hard, Emilia. Way to go!

Hands down though, the biggest Twi-hard we came across was Tracy Rosenfield.

She is the epitome of Twi-hard. She read Breaking Dawn in 17 hours and then re-read it again over the next two days, has seen New Moon 7 times (so far), been to two conventions, seen nearly every actor in the Cullen family and every member of the Wolf pack, and even went to Vancouver - on a whim - to visit where Eclipse was shot. Wowzer!

Her favorite moment though was winning a red carpet interview with Robert Pattinson at the Remember Me premiere, which you can see here.

She blogs every single day about Twilight on and is excited that Eclipse opens on her birthday! Well, happy birthday Tracy! You are hands down the biggest Twi-hard we've come across!

Now how cool is that!!!

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