During her homecoming parades around the metro last week, we saw Miss Universe Catriona Gray happily and tirelessly waving to fans and dancing atop her float. At one point during her Cubao parade, a piece of her crown fell off, which she luckily caught just in time. She immediately handed it to Miss Universe Organization manager Esther Swan, who was standing behind her on the float.
In the video below, you can see Esther looking shocked and Catriona making hand gestures that seem to convey relief.
Here’s a closer look at the moment the piece fell off.
It’s not clear if it's the same Mikimoto crown that Catriona wore on her coronation night, but judging by Esther’s reaction, it might just be the real thing. The crown made with pearls and diamonds reportedly costs almost P13 million, according to ABS-CBN News.
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