Paradise Kiss Fashion Design Contest WinnersNovember 15, 2006
Congratulations to all the winners of the Paradise Kiss Fashion Design Contest, and thank you to everyone who entered.
Also a special thanks to our judges, Sawako Furuya from Geneon Entertainment and ANN's own Bamboo Dong.
Grand Prize Winner
All images link to original, full size entry
Second Place Winners
South Ohio, Nova Scotia
Third Place Winners
Kassandra Leigh Purcell
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