Miss Universe Tiara
The Miss Universe beauty pageant is one of the largest beauty pageants in the world. It has become popular across Asia, Africa and the Americas. In fact, the winner receives a year’s worth of salary and the chance to attend events that are held throughout the year. There is also a tiara that goes along with the title.
In the early days, the crown was made of rhinestones. Today, the crown is encrusted with diamonds. Several different types of crowns have been used, with nine of them being used in the past 70 years.
One of the more famous Miss Universe crowns is the DIC crown, which stands for Diamond International Corporation. This crown is made from 311 diamonds and 198 sapphires. Aside from being a fashion statement, the DIC crown also aims to address stability issues.
Another type of crown is the Lady Crown. It was used from 1961 to 2001. Although the name is misleading, the Lady Crown was actually a wedding tiara that belonged to the Russian royal family.
Since the 1950s, Pacific Knitting Mills has been a major sponsor of the Miss USA pageant. They have also co-sponsored the Miss Universe pageant since 1952.
The Miss Universe Organization is based in Bangkok and New York. These organizations own and operate the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. Besides hosting the pageants, the organization also sells television rights to other countries.
Aside from the crown, the winner of the Miss Universe is given the opportunity to be the ambassador of several luxury brands. She will be given access to many high-profile parties, sporting events, and career opportunities. And she will also get a lavish apartment in New York City.
Not only will the winner have the chance to be the face of various luxury brands, she will have access to some of the biggest fashion shows in the world. She will also have a chance to mingle with Hollywood stars.
To get the title, a candidate must be smart, well-mannered, and cultured. If she does not perform well, she will be eliminated. Normally, the contestants are selected by a round robin system.
Several countries have participated in the Miss Universe pageant, including Botswana, Angola, Colombia, and Nepal. Bhutan and Bahrain have also been a part of the pageant in the past. However, cultural barriers still prevent some nations from participating.
Among the top contenders for the Miss Universe 2016 crown is Mariam Habach from Venezuela. She is a big favorite to win the title. Habach wore a stunning ballgown that featured a feathered bottom skirt and a sequined top.
Other big names in the competition are Harnaaz Sandhu, Beatrice Gomez, and Kara McLaughlin. While these candidates may not be the favorites to take home the prize, they are certainly the ones to watch for.
During her reign as Miss Universe, Sandhu won the tiara of the year. Her winning gown was by Saisha Shinde.
The crown has been a multi-billion dollar industry for decades. In addition to the crown, the winner gets the opportunity to be the face of dozens of luxury brands.