When you’re passionate about a project and your craft, you tend to get everyone’s attention. That’s what happened to teenager Ciara Gan who made and painted her very own gown for her graduation ball!

When the high school student posted photos of her dress on Twitter, they immediately went viral and got the media’s attention. When she was 17, Ciara who lives in the Philippines, combined her love of art with her graduation ball. The student spent a whole month working on her dress, including all the time it took to design it, so she could graduate in style. She made a truly unique dress with hand-painted flowers and pleats.

Scroll down to see Ciara’s photos of how she made the dress and how gorgeous she looks wearing it!

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Ciara Gan made and painted her own graduation gown when she was 17

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She designed the dress herself

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It took her a month to make the dress, including the time it took to design it

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It took the student 5 whole days to paint the flowers

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Her classmates couldn’t believe how fantastic she looked when she showed up wearing the gown

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