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Here's The Brand New Miss Universe PH Crown And It Reportedly Costs P5 Million

That's A LOT of gems.
PHOTO: FACEBOOK/MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES

You guys, Miss Universe Philippines has unveiled the official pageant crown! 40 hopefuls from all over the Philippines will be competing for the crown, which is officially called Filipina. Here's everything we know about it (so far): 

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What does it *mean*, exactly? 

The crown represents "the achievement of one's mind over body as a Filipina. It will be a symbol of triumph over one's journey of trials, hard work, and perseverance in obtaining one's dream. A dream that has become a reality that would inhabit her mind, heart, and spirit." 

Miss Univers Philippines adds that the leaves on the crown symbolize women who seek success, the diamonds "luster like smiles that sparkle the lives of people that she encounters," and the yellow pearls express "creativity, intelligence, optimism, and fear of God." Finally, the Sapphire, Ruby, and Topaz gems "represent the flag of every proud Filipina!"

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Who created it? 

According to Miss Universe Philippines, the crown was created by the Villarica family, owners of the Villarica Pawnshop chain based in Meycauayan, Bulacan. And guess what? The business, which was founded by Paz Resureccion Villaricaemploys an all-female staff.

Finally, how much does it really cost? 

According to pageant mentor and vlogger Pageantry Norms, the crown has an estimated value of $100,000 (almost P5 million). WOW. Some fans are claiming that it could even cost more than that!

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The preliminary interview and national costume episode will premiere on the Ring Light series via empire.ph on October 21, followed by the swimsuit and evening gown episode on October 23, and the finale on October 25 at 10:30 a.m. The finale will also be aired on GMA-7 at 9 a.m. with a replay telecast on the same night at 10:30 p.m. The Miss Universe PH Grand Finals will be filmed at the Baguio Country Club and former Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados will be crowning her successor

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