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Flushing brides at annual toilet paper wedding dress contest

Thursday, June 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.

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Flushing brides at annual toilet paper wedding dress contest

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 01:30