Miss Universe crown and prize money: Indian Harnaaz Sandhu won the title and crown of Miss Universe 2021. Sandhu won the title at the age of 21. She is originally from the Punjab. After a 21-year gap, Sandhu made India proud by winning the crown. The 70th Miss Universe pageant was held in Israel on December 12 of this year. This is the third time that the title of Miss Universe has arrived in India.
But now everyone is curious about the diamond crown. Miss Universe receives the diamond crown as well as cash prizes and other facilities. Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza crowned Harnaaz with the magnificent diamond tiara. Let’s learn about the crown’s value, the diamonds embedded in it and the cash prize that Miss Universe receives.
It is quite evident from the photos that Harnaaz Sandhu’s crown was quite different from when Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta adorned it. Miss Universe’s crown has been changed several times throughout its history. In 2019, Miss Universe Organization selected Mouawad Jewelry to design the crown of the title. The Mouawad designers then created the Mouawad Power of Unity Crown.
Regarding the price, the crown is priced at 5 million US dollars, which, in Indian currency, would be estimated at Rs 37,879,000, or more than Rs 37 crores. According to some information, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi in 2019 and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza in 2020 wore the most expensive crown in the world currently, worn by Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu.
Features of the crown:
Decorated on the head of Miss Universe, the crown is studded with 18k gold, 1,770 diamonds, a golden canary diamond cut into a shield in the centerpiece weighing 62.83 carats. The entwined leaves, petals and vines of the crown represent the communities of seven continents. This crown is inspired by nature, strength, beauty, femininity and unity.
Miss Universe winner’s cash prize
The Miss Universe organization never reveals the cash prize offered to Miss Universe. However, it is said to be a reward in lakhs. Miss Universe is allowed to stay in the Miss Universe apartment in New York for one year. This apartment must be shared with Miss USA. All amenities, like groceries and transportation, are provided here for Miss Universe during this year.
Facilities provided to Miss Universe:
Miss Universe is entrusted with an assistant and a team of makeup artists. Make-up, hair products, shoes, clothes, jewelry, skin care are paid for one year. The best photographers are given to the winner to create portfolios to give them a chance to become a model. The winner receives professional stylists, nutritionists, dermatologists and dental services. She also participates in exclusive events, parties, previews, screenings, castings. Travel privileges and hotel accommodation are also paid for. The winner has the chance to travel around the world.
Responsibility of Miss Universe:
Miss Universe enjoys all of these luxuries, but she is also given enormous responsibilities. She has to attend events, parties, charity work, press conferences as the chief ambassador of the Miss Universe organization.