Thanks to all of your votes, Angela Urmanita was named the grand prize winner of O'Neill's Second Annual 'Generation Next' show. Angela won an internship at O'Neill, an academic scholarship, exposure in Teen Vogue and an O'Neill shopping spree!
As we previously reported, the 'Generation Next' fashion show in association with Teen Vogue also celebrated the end of a 6-month program in which the four finalists created an original dress and handbag design with the help of O'Neill mentors.
"It's never too soon to start chasing your dreams," O'Neill CEO Toby Bost said at the event. "O'Neill created the 'Generation Next' program to encourage youth to explore options early on and find out exactly what they want to do. We're so happy to be able to provide this opportunity and congratulate all of the participants tonight on their commitment, enthusiasm, and accomplishments. Recognizing all the hard work and dedication over the course of the program, O'Neill will be matching the scholarship award, so the winner will now receive $4,000."
That's double the original scholarship amount of $2,000!
The event also raised over $3,000 for Boarding for Breast Cancer, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness for breast cancer and the value of an active lifestyle.