Before leaving the Philippines, Miss Bulgaria Violina Ancheva informed her Filipino followers that she is giving away her Sherri Hill gown, which she used in the 65th Miss Universe pageant, to a deserving girl.
The gown eventually ended up in the hands of Issay Gallano, a single mother of two. Issay’s 15-year old daughter will use the gown for her upcoming prom. In an interview with CNN Philippines, Issay said she couldn’t believe that out of the thousands who messaged the beauty queen, she was the one Violina picked.
"I was checking my SSS (Social Security System) already so I can buy her a dress because she really wanted a memorable prom this year. And then this necklace I'm ready to pawn this just to add to the budget," she shared.