An Albanian hairdresser from South Carolina is “flush” with pride after winning a $2,000 grand prize for her wedding dress creation, made entirely from toilet paper.
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Mimoza Haska, the first-place winner, was flown into New York from her home in South Carolina for the live judging event at RK Bridal on Thursday.
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The contest was sponsored by Charmin and hosted by Chic Cheap Weddings, a wedding-planning site created by a woman named Roxie Radford and her two daughters, Susan Bain and Laura Gawne. The three have backgrounds in restaurant ownership, catering, and event planning, and they share a love for “all things beautiful,” according to their website.
“At bridesmaids parties, one of the games that you play is you wrap each other in toilet paper and you make these dresses and it’s normally a competition,” says Kate Pankoke, a judge. “Sometimes there’s prizes involved. But the girls who made these gowns obviously took it to a whole other level. So, as you can see here, the detail that goes into them. They’re only allowed to use Charmin toilet paper, glue, needle and thread and tape. So there’s no fabric in there. This is all paper. It’s amazing!”
After winning the contest, Haska, wearing a ribbon sash, said, “Everybody did such a wonderful job. I’m honored, this is wonderful. I like clothes, I like art. I always create and I like to keep doing it and see where it takes me.”
Sounds like she's on a roll.
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