What is the most expensive beauty pageant crown in the world?
May 13, 2010
Beauty pageant crowns sit atop the
heads of some of the most beautiful women in the world. And so, while they will
never be as beautiful as the person that wears it, they have to do what they can
to compete. So it’s not really a surprise that the world’s most expensive beauty
pageant crown includes diamonds and pearls, and has a truly princely price. And
the person that wore it was one Miss Russia.
Before the world ever sees these beauties in the
Miss World or Miss Universe Beauty Pageants, these stunning women must first
compete with women of their own country to see who will represent them at these
final competitions. Miss Russia has only been entering these pageants since
1993. But since that time, there have been two Miss Russia’s that claimed that
title of Miss World and Miss Russia that claimed the title of Miss Universe.
It was the winner of the 2010 Miss Russia
competition that wore the world’s most expensive beauty pageant crown. Irina
Antonenko was the winner of the 2010 Miss Russia competition that took place in
March 2010. The celebration was an extravagant one as Miss Antonenko came to
claim her title and her crown, gold glitter confetti rained down upon her. But
even with the spotlight on her, many were there to just see the crown that would
be placed upon her head. And some wondered if talk of the crown itself actually
trumped Antonenko’s time in the spotlight. While that may seem absurd, when you
hear what the crown consisted of, you can easily see why it gained so much
The crown itself was very large, and completely
covered the top of Irina’s head. Given its sheer size, and the fact that the
frame was constructed from white gold, you wonder how Irina didn’t topple over
wearing it. It was then decked out in 2,358 diamonds and 14 of the rarest pearls
in the world. All of this made the crown’s value over $1 million USD.
The 2010 Miss Russia Crown