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Flushing brides at annual toilet paper wedding dress contest

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 - 01:30

June 12 - Winners from the 10th annual toilet paper wedding dress contest luxuriate in rolls of toilet paper to create their masterpieces. Roselle Chen reports.

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Ten contestants from around the U.S. rolled into New York to compete in the 10th annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest. Three-time champ Susan Brennan from Michigan was once again named the winner with her 1920's inspired gown and won $10,000 U.S. dollars. She used 20 rolls of toilet paper, clear tape, glue and thread. SOUNDBITE: Susan Brennan, toilet paper wedding dress contest winner, saying (English): "I wanted like lots of bedding, some lace work. Really intricate. And then I made it so that you could pull off the skirt. It's really romantic. I called it 'romance on a roll,' my mom helped me with the name. And you take off the skirt and it's kind of like a flapper dress. So you can party and dance." 2008 winner Katrina Chalifoux from Tennessee took home the second place prize at $5,000 for her 28-roll dress, which model Stephanie Pope said she would wear in real life. SOUNDBITE: Stephanie Pope, toilet paper wedding dress contest model, saying (English): "It's super light and easy to walk in. And I would totally wear this as a wedding dress." And stunned third place winner Amber Mills of Texas created a vintage dress using toilet paper that dates back to the 1970s. The stay at-home mom entered the contest to supplement her family's income. She is now $2,500 richer. SOUNDBITE: Amber Mills, toilet paper wedding dress contest third place winner, saying (English): "I have MS (multiple sclerosis) so I can't work anymore. So I did this for the money to help my family. So this is huge and so I'm very thankful." The ten finalists were chosen from over 1,400 entries.

Flushing brides at annual toilet paper wedding dress contest

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 - 01:30

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