Miss Universe is the most sought-after beauty pageant that many women aspire to achieve. Ever since Harnaaz Sandhu has won the title for India after the wait of 21 years, people have found a new interest in it. So, let’s see some of the benefits of winning the Miss Universe title.
Cost of the Crown
Throughout the course of Miss Universe pageants, the crown has changed only 9 times. Each crown was made by a different company and their cost was different too. Only one crown, named Lady Rhinestone Crown, was used for the longest time, from 1961 to 2001.
The cost ranged from $120,000 to a whopping $5 million. The current crown worn by Harnaaz Sandhu is the most expensive beauty pageant crown of all time. It consists of 1770 diamonds with a shield-cut Golden Canary Diamond that weighs 62.83 carats.
It was first worn by Miss South Africa in 2019 and Miss Mexico in 2020.
Benefits of Winning the Miss Universe
Numerous benefits are bestowed upon Miss Universe. Let’s see the list:
Miss Universe gets to live in a luxurious apartment in New York for a year which she has to share with Miss USA. All the facilities from groceries, food, cooks to clothing and accessories are given by Miss Universe Organization.
Whenever she visits New York, she can stay and run operations from there.
Miss Universe can enjoy the luxury of traveling the world in a plane provided by the Miss Universe Organisation. She has to travel to different parts of the world to raise awareness about various issues. Additionally, she also has to perform charity work throughout the world.
It’s safe to say that this title is not mere glam and glitz rather it is a full-time job that requires their utmost attention.
Apart from the free travel, her accommodation in hotels will also be free.
Miss Universe will get the opportunity to work with the best photographers in the world. She can build an entire modeling portfolio with the best pictures.
Miss Universe also gets the chance to attend several events where her presence is of utmost importance. She is even a part of the jury of other modeling competitions.
Moreover, she has the access to exclusive parties, screenings, and events. The best part about this is that she gets her stylists and makeup artists.
She has a team of stylists who accompany her to various events and public appearances. Miss Universe also gets a year’s supply of clothing, jewelry, makeup, hair products, heels, shoes, etc.
Additionally, she can also access jewelry from the Crown’s brand. In this case, Mouawad’s jewelry will always be available to her. She can also cater to other sponsors’ facilities.
Who Wins the Miss Universe Title?
Miss Universe’s title is so much more than the beauty pageant and about appearance. Out of the 80 contestants, only that woman gets the Miss Universe title who is both talented and has the drive to work for the betterment of the world.
The jury questions the contestants on several topics and based on their answers, they are qualified for the next round. These questions are important as they test the intelligence and awareness of the contestant.
In a world that is progressing towards its betterment, both these aspects are necessary to test. Without proper awareness about their surroundings, Miss Universe will never be able to make the best use of her abilities.
Gaining the Miss Universe title is a matter of immense prestige for the contestants and their country. Apart from winning the title, they also get access to a fair share of benefits and responsibilities that ultimately make them a better person.