Miss Universe Catriona Gray posted a candid video on the Miss Universe Facebook page saying sorry for breaking the iconic Mikimoto Miss Universe crown. She starts off her video rambling about the things she loved about her homecoming parade in Philippines, “how there was a moving band and they have the drums, and it [made] me want to dance, so I end up dancing, even though I’m not a very good dancer.” Her tone is sweet and cute, very characteristic of how we’ve come to know the crowned queen. Then, she makes a confession. Watch here to find out what it is:
“The Mikimoto has seen better days as a result of my dancing,” she admitted while holding up a piece of the crown’s jewel. If you must remember, we reported almost a month ago how a piece of the Miss Universe crown fell off during the homecoming parade. There’s even a clip of her handing the piece of the crown to a Miss Universe executive (oops!).
The Mikimoto crown is the headpiece passed on from Miss Universe to Miss Universe to signify their reign. The reputed crown was made by the Mikimoto Pearl company in Toba, Mie Prefecture, Japan and is used by the Miss Universe Organization. It is said to have 500 clear diamonds and 120 South Sea and Akoya pearls. Its reported value stands at $250,000 or roughly P13.2 million. It was unveiled in 2001 and has been used in some of the Miss Universe pageants since then.
Okay, we forgive you, Catriona. Just don’t lose that happy rhythm and fun, fab vibe.
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