Miss Bulgaria defends teen who received her gown

The teen who received Miss Bulgaria’s gown received negative comments saying she’s not poor enough to deserve the gown.



2/6/2017 12:08 AM
Miss Bulgaria defends teen who received her gown

020617-MissBulgaria_PUSH.jpgMiss Bulgaria Violina Ancheva was happy to give her Sherri Hill gown to 15-year old Pinay Zyra Nicole Cifra but not everyone agrees with the beauty queen’s choice. There were netizens criticizing Zyra Nicole’s family and said she doesn’t deserve the gown because they’re not that poor.

In a message sent to CNN Philippines, the beauty queen came to her defense and said they should stop the bashing and should respect her decision.

"It's hard to believe that it is possible for somebody to write negative and rude comments to a 15-year-old girl. The decision to give this dress to this girl was mine and you have to respect my decision," she said.

“You teach me that we have to be better person and one day, all of us can be in need. We have to be ready to help each other, not to be rude. People, please stop,” she added.

Zyra Nicole will wear the gown on her prom. Aside from the gown, she also received a makeover from makeup artist RB Chanco, who was Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere’s makeup artist during the pageant.

Main photo credit to Violina Ancheva's Facebook account