MISS Universe-Bulgaria Violina Ancheva defended the lucky recipient of her midnight blue Sherri Hill gown from bashers.

Just before she left Manila after the 65th Miss Universe pageant, Ancheva offered her gown to a girl who doesn't have the resources to buy a dress for the prom.

Among the hundreds of comments she received on her Facebook account, the beauty queen picked single mother Issay Gallano, who wanted the gown for her 15-year-old daughter Zyra Nicole Cifra.

Gallano said she's short on cash and doesn't have the means to get her daughter something to wear for her formal dance.

And just a few days after Ancheva handed the dress to its new owner, she posted on Saturday a photo of Cifra wearing the coveted dress.

"Lucky girl, you look amazing in that dress," she wrote.

But even the feel good post of Ancheva did not bode well with netizens, some even criticizing that Cifra shouldn't be the rightful recipient as she doesn't look "poor" enough to receive the gown.

Ancheva, in an interview with CNN Philippines, asked everyone to stop the bashing.

She said people should respect her decision when she handed the gown to Cifra's mother, Gallano.

"It's hard to believe that it is possible for somebody to write negative and rude comments to one 15-year-old. The decision to give this dress to this girl was mine and you have to respect my decision."

Ancheva, in a previous interview, said she hopes to see the midnight blue Sherri Hill gown to be worn and bring great memories to many young girls.

The 21-year-old Bulgarian university student is now back to her hometown Sofia. (SunStar Philippines)