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OCTOBER 27, 2022

Filipina teen wears Miss Bulgaria’s gown at prom
SCREENGRAB from Violina Ancheva - Miss Universe Bulgaria 2016 Facebook page

A “magical night” was how Filipino teenager Zhyra Cifra described her high school prom last Friday, after finally getting to wear the Sherri Hill gown that Miss Universe-Bulgaria 2016 Violina Ancheva gave her.

The 15-year-old Cifra took to Facebook to share her complete prom look, wearing the blue gown that Ancheva wore during the opening of the Miss Universe preliminary competition.

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“I feel so blessed because of this lucky charm gown of Miss Bulgaria Violina Ancheva. I will always cherish the memorable experiences and I thank God for everything. Words can’t describe how grateful I am,” Cifra wrote.

“Thank you so much to everyone who made my prom a magical night. I love you all!” she added.

After the Miss Universe pageant in Manila last January, Ancheva said she wanted to give away her evening gown to a Filipino fan who could not afford a prom dress. Miss Bulgaria met with Cifra’s mother in a Pasay hotel hours before flying back to Bulgaria.

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Ancheva also shared a photo of her wearing the gown alongside Cifra’s.

“Today is a big day for me! It’s Zhyra’s prom – the beautiful Filipina that was chosen to wear the dress I was wearing on Miss Universe pageant! I am so excited! Good luck, Zhyra! Bulgaria loves Philippines!” Miss Bulgaria wrote on Facebook. YG