Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega from Colombia. Paulina was crowned on January 25, 2015 in Doral-Miami at the FIU Arena. We can’t wait to spend the next year with you!
Watch Tonight! The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant LIVE on NBC at 8/7c. See all 88 contestants compete for the D.I.C. crown from the FIU Arena in Doral-Miami. Who will be the next Miss Universe?!
Today 88 contestants from around the world revealed the new Miss Universe crown by pageant sponsor D.I.C. The creation of this new crown marks the beginning of a decade long relationship. D.I.C. will also make crowns for the next ten Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders.
The new crown was designed to blend the Czech roots of D.I.C. with the beautiful skyline of New York City, home of the Miss Universe Organization and its titleholders. Craftsmen spent over 3,000 hours to create this beautiful and timeless crown with a very unique infrastructure, inspired by design elements of various royal crowns throughout history. The crown symbolizes and expresses the beauty, stability, confidence and power of women around the world.
ABOUT THE CROWN…
– Total weight – 411 grams
– An estimated value of $300,000
– 33 natural, translucent and colorless Bohemian crystals, cut, polished and metalized on the
rear side to enhance light reflection
– 5 large light blue topaz stones, symbolizing strength and loyalty, each weighing 18.6 karats
– 198 dark blue sapphire stones, symbolizing faith and wisdom weighing a total of 29.7 karats
– Encrusted with 311 small polished diamonds, weighing a total of 10.37 karats
– Base consists of 18-karat white gold strip that is 2 cm tall, 0.5 mm thick weighing 220 grams
– Case made from the highest quality Italian leather
Is Miami the new Milan? It’s Miss Universe show time and the preliminary rounds are underway, with the most outrageous style—from glittery gowns to cultural kimonos to a Marie Antoinette-inspired, hockey goal gown adorned with a Stanley Cup tiara. Yes, the girls have gone wild, and Yahoo Style approves these over-the-top looks.
For the costume portion of the preliminary show, contestants were asked to prepare an ensemble based on the theme of their home country. The result was shocking—fabulous, really. From Miss Ireland’s 17th century sexy armor to Miss Thailand’s ancient goddess look with accessories, we look at our favorite looks from last night’s dazzling show. We can only hope that Paris’ Couture shows this weekend look this good.
This year, viewers will be able to vote for the National Costume Fan Vote Winner! Fans can vote via Twitter using the contestants hashtag and #MissUniverse.
Here are the quick links to vote:
The contestant with the highest number of votes will be the National Costume Fan Vote Winner and will be announced LIVE in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant on 1/25 starting at 8/7c on NBC. To view rules please visit, http://www.missuniverse.com/rules/twitter. Voting opens at 3pm ET on 1/22 and continues until 9:45pm ET on 1/25.