Pinoy floral designer wins big with toilet paper wedding dress

Don Tagala, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 21 2018 08:14 PM

NEW YORK CITY - After getting laid off from his job of 13 years at Farm Fresh, a Filipino floral designer from Chesapeake, Virginia won $10,000 for creating the best toilet paper wedding dress in New York Wednesday.

Fifty-one-year-old Ronaldo "Roy" Cruz bested nine other finalists who showcased their toilet paper bridal gown creations at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.

The gowns were made from toilet paper, tape, glue, needle and thread.

Cruz' creation is a two-piece floor length gown with beaded halter top and pleated detachable skirt.

The veil is made of paper flowers, beads, and crown.

It took Cruz 28 rolls of toilet paper to complete his winning bridal gown.

Cruz came to the United States from the Philippines in 2003 and is now a US citizen.

He plans to use his winnings to visit the Philippines.

"When they called my name I can't really stand because I'm shaking because I've been waiting on this for like - five times already, this is my fourth time being on the top ten. So I'm really amazed and thankful, grateful," Cruz said.

The contest is a joint venture by Quilted Northern and Cheap Chic Weddings.