The Miss Universe Philippines organization unveiled on Tuesday, October 20, the crown that will be worn by the winner of the 2020 pageant.
The crown, dubbed "Filipina" was made by Villarica, known for its chain of pawnshops.
"In the Philippines, Meycauayan, Bulacan is renowned as the center of world-class craftsmanship in fine jewelry-making. It is also home to the Villarica Family, owners of the Villarica Pawnshop chain. We are very grateful to them for stepping up to the challenge of creating this masterpiece. More than their expertise on gems and jewelry, they provided us with valuable insights on the significance of precious stones and what each one represents. These gems are emblems of dreams, ambition, happiness, pride, self-worth, and empowerment."
"Having a point-of-view as informed as theirs allowed them to make a crown that truly looks and feels special. This is another major contribution to the cause of Women Empowerment from the same group founded by an empowered Filipina— a group that, until today, continues to place their belief in maintaining an all-female staff," the Miss Universe Philippines organization said.
The crown contains pearls, sapphire, topaz, and rubies to symbolize the Philippine flag.
More than 40 women will vie for the title of Miss Universe Philippines. The finals will be held in Baguio City and will air on October 25 – Rappler.com