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Meet Austin360's cutest couple for 2012

Staff Writer
Austin 360

It's safe to say Yelena Brodkorb and Esteban Velázquez got out the vote for this year's Cutest Couple Contest. WIth more than 200 submissions, they were far and away the biggest vote getters for the annual Austin360 photo contest. We were curious about the cute couple, so we sent them a few questions.

1. How did you meet?

Where would a guy from Mexico and a girl from Kazakhstan meet? Starbucks, of course. He bought her an afternoon cup of coffee while saving other Starbucks patrons from a hundred pounds of huff in a rush.

2. What are (were) your plans for Valentine’s Day?

We are having a low-key movie night with the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky enjoying anchovy and garlic pizza.

3. What is the most romantic thing to do in Austin?

The highest romance is at Trapeze Austin.

The coolest romance is at the Northcross Mall skating rink.

The hotest romance is at... Esquina Tango on the East Side.

4. What will you do with the prize?

We will donate it to Ignite a Dream, a local charity that teaches valuable life skills to underprivileged children through athletic activities. They give them the tools, resources and passion necessary to excel.