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PH jeweler designs crown for reality-based pageant


FILIPINO jewelry designer Ramona Haar has been commissioned to design the crown of Miss Multiverse, a reality-based international beauty pageant, which will be held in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic on Oct. 20.

Mrs. Haar agreed to design the crown and finish it on time for the coronation night without any monetary compensation and use her own resources with condition that Miss Multiverse will feature the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines, especially the rich ancient jewelry making in the Philippines.

Haar was asked by Linda Grandia, founder of Miss Multiverse contest, to make the crown.

“I hope that the young generation of Filipinos will appreciate and feel proud of this remarkable legacy and glorious heritage,” said Haar.

The Mandala-inspired crown has sapphire and garnet gemstones. She chose these stones because of its significance to the Miss Multiverse contest – theyare symbols of power and strength as well as kindness and wise judgment.

Mrs. Haar was also the designer of the crown of Miss Earth contest, the world’s third most prestigious beauty pageant.

Aside from beauty and wit, the elimination-style competition seeks to find the most multi-talented woman who will be judged according to her leadership skill, social and athletic capabilities.

About 30 beauties from around the globe will compete for the title of Miss Multiverse 2016.

Now on its 3rd season, the TV show “I Am Multiverse” will further expand this year through Asia and Africa.

The reality-type pageant has a big audience and is being aired in the USA and Latin America. The beauty contest started on Oct. 7.