"I am so proud about this contest. I truly wish that each year I can at least make one wish UPON A STAR come true. It is my way of giving back to an industry that has given me so much in return. I felt like a proud father standing there with all the finalists. I am so grateful for the wonderful staff at Hitched for sponsoring a great event and joining in on the genuine desire of making dreams come true. Watching Jeanine Lalonde, last year's UPON A STAR winner, announce this year's winner was truly a treat! Hearing Jeanine's story on how she won her dress last year moved me. I just feel so blessed tonight. I am surrounded by so many friends and wonderful people," recalls designer Jorge Manuel of the UPON A STAR CELEBRATION party.
The excitement in the room could be heard from the street when the winner, FARISA DASTVAR, was announced at tonight's event. The finalists got to meet each other and browse through the Jorge Manuel gowns for this weekend's trunk show at HITCHED.