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Old newspapers as gowns to be showcased during 2012 Dinagyang Festival

Have you seen a stunning evening gown made of old newspapers? If not, then you are invited to see the parade of gowns, casual wears and fantasy attires made of old newspapers on January 13, 2012 during the Dinagyang Newspaper Fashion Festival.

As a special event of the week-long Dinagyang Festival, the newspaper fashion will be modeled by nine candidates in the search for Miss Iloilo Teen Dinagyang 2012. The candidates are from 11 to 15 years old and mostly students of the elementary and high schools in this southern city.

Pageant director Rowena Diaz said the newspaper fashion festival will complement the beauty and talent search with a coronation ceremony on January 16. Judging will be based on the teen candidates parade of newspaper casual wear, fantasy headdress and newspaper gown.

The candidates will undergo seven contest categories such as Dinagyang-inspired costume, newspaper gown, swimsuit/playsuit, evening gown, interview, talent and advocacy project.

Diaz said the candidates and supporters such as classmates and school officials are currently making the newspaper gowns made of old and back issues of national and local newspapers, magazines and other indigenous materials.

The teen candidate shall be active advocate of the local tourism and environmental projects of Iloilo City. Cash prizes, trophies and scholarships await the winners of major, minor and corporate awards. (PNA)


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