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⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:00 pm
by DUBROVNIK
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It’s official! Newly-renowned luxury jeweler MOUAWAD is the official crown sponsor for the Miss Universe Organization. Watch the Miss Universe Diamond Crown by Mouawad make it's debut at the 68th Annual Miss Universe Competition, will be held in Philippines Arena in Bulacan, next January 2020
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Re: GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:20 pm
by DUBROVNIK
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(*) Mouawad is an international corporation that specialises in diamond exploration, diamond mining, diamond retail, diamond trading and industrial diamond manufacturing sectors.

The company is currently active in open-pit, large-scale alluvial, coastal and deep sea mining. The firm has headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, with a Middle East headquarters at Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai.
Founded in 1891 in Beirut, Lebanon by David Mouawad, the firm has adorned important royal houses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, projecting olympically towards the 21st century! $-)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:30 pm
by DUBROVNIK
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:37 pm
by DUBROVNIK
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The design of the new crowns of Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA are in the manufacturing process and will be presented very soon!! =i Image

Born in 1969, Fred Mouawad is a Lebanese businessman from Zgharta, Lebanon and based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Fred Mouawad is a member of the fourth generation of the Mouawad family, which owns and runs the Mouawad company. He graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA in 1994.


In 2013, Wealth-X named Mouawad the eighth richest diamond owner in the world, with a net worth of $1.1 billion. $-)

Fred Mouawad has been co-guardian and head of the diamond division of the 120-year-old Mouawad family business, along with his younger brothers Alain and Pascal, since his father's retirement in 2010. The company designs, manufactures and sells jewelry and watches.

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Re: GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:08 pm
by unbreakable
Yessssss.. the New Crown is Lebanese :hx :hx :hx :hx :hx



Mouawad also also designed the Victoria's Secret fantasy Bra
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:15 pm
by ssyoki
Ano daw? MOUAWAD was founded in Lebanon? Lebanon ba kamo :-O

Re: GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:20 pm
by DUBROVNIK
ssyoki wrote:Ano daw? MOUAWAD was founded in Lebanon? Lebanon ba kamo :-O

Sure! was founded in Lebanon, important country famous for its Crystal Stones of the Lebanon Desert!

Re: GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:51 pm
by Stoichio
unbreakable wrote:
Yessssss.. the New Crown is Lebanese :hx :hx :hx :hx :hx



Mouawad also also designed the Victoria's Secret fantasy Bra
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Why did the retarded taleygay say it will be made in Thailand???



Re: GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:23 pm
by ssyoki
OK now it know...is it correct that Lebanon is an enemy of Palestine =O/ =O/

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:01 pm
by keyss
I bet its going to be gorgeous. The Lebanese have a great eye for these type of things!

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:31 pm
by TheGenuineBeauty
While I am very optimistic that Mouawad will make a stunning crown (Some of their pieces look STUNNING, plus they have some world records like the world's most expensive bra) I am somewhat tired of Miss Universe always changing their crowns. Don't you think that for being the top beauty pageant in the world you would have a timeless crown that has been used for decades? I guess the closest thing that we are ever going to get to a timeless crown would be the Sarah Coventry crown.

I am also very sad to say goodbye once again to my favorite crown, The Mikimoto crown. F to pay respects.

If I was IMG, I would request a crown that can only be used during the crowning moments and a much less expensive replica version that can be used for photoshoots, events, and as a souvenir for the winner to have and take home. But a replica that actually looks like the crown, not a completely different version (like Mikimoto or The Peace crown)

Other than that, I can't wait to see what the crowns will look like. And even though it is very unlikely it will happen, I wouldn't be surprised if Mouawad decide to go above and beyond and break the world record for the most valuable tiara (which according to Guinness Book of World Records, the record for the world's most valuable tiara is currently held by Versace with an estimated retail value of 5 million dollars)

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:42 am
by lesham
Goodbye Mikimoto. :%((

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:42 am
by chorr
Eh. Nothing can beat the Mikimoto for being an ICON. Next to the Rhinestone crown, it was the longest used crown, and undoubtedly, the most beautiful.

I think Mikimoto refused to repair the crown after it fell apart in Cat's homecoming here in the Philippines. MUO's agreement with MIkimoto prolly already ended last 2011 already, as the agreement between them is only a decade. It's just that with the DNL and the DIC fiascoes, MUO has no fallback crown but the Mikimoto, which was just staying in the company's vault. When Pia wore it in her final photoshoot, its still lopsided on the top, but they were able to restore it to its best shape until it gave up on Cat on her homecoming parade.

I just hope they stick this company LIKE, FOREVER. And it better be a good design. ENOUGH OF FRUIT BOWLS OR FRENCH FRIES PLEASE!

Fun facts, Cat's reign has always been associated to new crowns.
1. She was the last Miss World Philippines to wear the red generic crown of Miss World Philippines.
2. She was the first Miss World Philippines to pass on a new crown to Laura Lehman, which was also changed.
3. She was the first MUP to wear the better and current looking MUP crown.
4. She'll be the last winner (we'll see) to wear the iconic Mikimoto crown during the finale night that she won.
5. She will wear and pass the first Mouawad crown.

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:51 am
by chorr
Anyway, the 2020 MUO queens will be very lucky. They will get replica/tiara versions of their crowns.

Look here:

http://dubaiprnetwork.com/pr.asp?pr=141061

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:16 am
by TheGenuineBeauty
chorr wrote:Eh. Nothing can beat the Mikimoto for being an ICON. Next to the Rhinestone crown, it was the longest used crown, and undoubtedly, the most beautiful.

I think Mikimoto refused to repair the crown after it fell apart in Cat's homecoming here in the Philippines. MUO's agreement with MIkimoto prolly already ended last 2011 already, as the agreement between them is only a decade. It's just that with the DNL and the DIC fiascoes, MUO has no fallback crown but the Mikimoto, which was just staying in the company's vault. When Pia wore it in her final photoshoot, its still lopsided on the top, but they were able to restore it to its best shape until it gave up on Cat on her homecoming parade.

I just hope they stick this company LIKE, FOREVER. And it better be a good design. ENOUGH OF FRUIT BOWLS OR FRENCH FRIES PLEASE!

Fun facts, Cat's reign has always been associated to new crowns.
1. She was the last Miss World Philippines to wear the red generic crown of Miss World Philippines.
2. She was the first Miss World Philippines to pass on a new crown to Laura Lehman, which was also changed.
3. She was the first MUP to wear the better and current looking MUP crown.
4. She'll be the last winner (we'll see) to wear the iconic Mikimoto crown during the finale night that she won.
5. She will wear and pass the first Mouawad crown.

When the Mikimoto crown broke during Catriona's homecoming, I had this weird gut feeling that this was the last time we were ever going to see the Mikimoto crown again. I of course went into immediate denial, saying that the crown that Cat's wearing is a replica. But when they uploaded the video with Catriona explaining how the crown broke, I then knew that it was the real deal or else they wouldn't have made that video. But even with the announcement of a new crown, I still have a couple of questions.

1. Is the Mikimoto crown fixed?: Unless I am blind and it has already been addressed, I have a strong feeling that the Mikimoto crown is still broken. Maybe it is fixed and MUO is taking precautions so that it never breaks again by not letting Catriona wear it to any events. But if that was the case then they should take precautions for all three of the crowns, not just one.

2. Was the Mikimoto crown a temporary thing to begin with?: I think MUO was either too lazy to find another sponsor and make another set of crowns, or they were still looking for sponsors. However if that was the case, does it really take more than two years to find a sponsor? I believe if the Mikimoto crown didn't break, they would still be using the Mikimoto crowns for Miss Universe 2019/2020.

3. Will they give out crowns to Demi and Catriona?: I don't know if DIC gave out souvenir crowns to their winners, Paulina, Pia, and Iris, but since Demi and Catriona wore the Mikimoto crowns during their reign, do they not get anything for winning Miss Universe? Hopefully the MUO would at least give them a souvenir version of the new crown.

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:34 am
by chorr
TheGenuineBeauty wrote:
When the Mikimoto crown broke during Catriona's homecoming, I had this weird gut feeling that this was the last time we were ever going to see the Mikimoto crown again. I of course went into immediate denial, saying that the crown that Cat's wearing is a replica. But when they uploaded the video with Catriona explaining how the crown broke, I then knew that it was the real deal or else they wouldn't have made that video. But even with the announcement of a new crown, I still have a couple of questions.

1. Is the Mikimoto crown fixed?: Unless I am blind and it has already been addressed, I have a strong feeling that the Mikimoto crown is still broken. Maybe it is fixed and MUO is taking precautions so that it never breaks again by not letting Catriona wear it to any events. But if that was the case then they should take precautions for all three of the crowns, not just one.

2. Was the Mikimoto crown a temporary thing to begin with?: I think MUO was either too lazy to find another sponsor and make another set of crowns, or they were still looking for sponsors. However if that was the case, does it really take more than two years to find a sponsor? I believe if the Mikimoto crown didn't break, they would still be using the Mikimoto crowns for Miss Universe 2019/2020.

3. Will they give out crowns to Demi and Catriona?: I don't know if DIC gave out souvenir crowns to their winners, Paulina, Pia, and Iris, but since Demi and Catriona wore the Mikimoto crowns during their reign, do they not get anything for winning Miss Universe? Hopefully the MUO would at least give them a souvenir version of the new crown.


1. Probably not. An insider in instagram said that the one she used in crowning Gazini is a poorly made copy. It really looks off in TV, its very weird. The last time I think we saw the real Mikimoto crown was when she attended Puteri Indonesia.

2. I think so too. The DNL deal was supposedly a decade but then MUO signed DIC to make another one. Iris wore both the crowns in different times, so I think when things went south for DIC, the DNL and the Mikimoto crowns were the fall back crowns, its just that the DNL probably felt bad for being cast aside when DIC came in, so they probably pulled off their crown off MUO too. I think finding a sponsor is very hard for beauty pageants nowadays specially with how much the production costs are, and how much the deal was with a very renowed brand - MUO - it would be, plus the modern society isnt as receptive to beauty pageants anymore, I think MUO really struggled to find a good marketing team they can collab with and here they are.

3. No. I don't think Demi and Cat received tiaras. The last winner afaik to receive a Mikimoto tiara was Riyo Mori and Ines Ligron took it away from her as if its her own. Dayana kept the CAO crown as a gift from the Vietnamese government/sponsor so thats that. Usually the tiara makes an apperance to out of US trips of the Miss Universe, during the not so official ones, but no, I don't think they recieve one. Dayana crowned the Miss Russia 2009 with the real crown, so I don't think she recieved one too.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:52 am
by rainiel
that is why Cat is flying to Dubai for the crown not for dubai hosting Miss Universe.

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:47 am
by JamesCedricLim
Although i do love the Mikimoto crown. I think IMG should have stick to the old crown of Miss Universe. The Rhinestone crown was the symbol of Miss Universe since the beginning. It was such a timeless crown. If i were them i should have redesign it in such a way that it will fit the new era of the millennium.

I think all of you would agree with me that no one beats the old Miss Universe crown. It was such an ICONIC crown and very Miss Universe, even none pageant aficionados can easily distinguish that she is/was a Miss Universe. I hope one day they will realise that...

Hands off to Miss World and Miss International for keeping the traditions. Although i dont like the way they present their respective pageant, but i commend them for keeping their symbols.

The CROWN is a symbol of HISTORY and LEGACY.

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:42 am
by lutosfeet
chorr wrote:Eh. Nothing can beat the Mikimoto for being an ICON. Next to the Rhinestone crown, it was the longest used crown, and undoubtedly, the most beautiful.

I think Mikimoto refused to repair the crown after it fell apart in Cat's homecoming here in the Philippines. MUO's agreement with MIkimoto prolly already ended last 2011 already, as the agreement between them is only a decade. It's just that with the DNL and the DIC fiascoes, MUO has no fallback crown but the Mikimoto, which was just staying in the company's vault. When Pia wore it in her final photoshoot, its still lopsided on the top, but they were able to restore it to its best shape until it gave up on Cat on her homecoming parade.

I just hope they stick this company LIKE, FOREVER. And it better be a good design. ENOUGH OF FRUIT BOWLS OR FRENCH FRIES PLEASE!

Fun facts, Cat's reign has always been associated to new crowns.
1. She was the last Miss World Philippines to wear the red generic crown of Miss World Philippines.
2. She was the first Miss World Philippines to pass on a new crown to Laura Lehman, which was also changed.
3. She was the first MUP to wear the better and current looking MUP crown.
4. She'll be the last winner (we'll see) to wear the iconic Mikimoto crown during the finale night that she won.
5. She will wear and pass the first Mouawad crown.


Cat is such a trendsetter

Re: GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:12 am
by meenakshit chaudhary
unbreakable wrote:
Yessssss.. the New Crown is Lebanese :hx :hx :hx :hx :hx



Mouawad also also designed the Victoria's Secret fantasy Bra
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Oh wow! Does it mean that Catriona Gray will model this fantasy bra during the finals, just like what Olivia Culpo did to Yamamay underwear in Miss Universe 2013?

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:28 am
by taleyblue
In this news they says...ImageMr.Fred Mouawad a Lebanese businessman is the 4th generation of Moauwad, a jewelry brand with a history of more than 120 years. Said that Mouawad was founded in 1890, with works of jewelry, diamonds and watches. The main market is the customer group in the Middle East countries. Which has celebrities up to the royal family Including Hollywood stars With the largest and most important production base in Bangkok and 2 in Saudi Arabia And United Arab Emirates.. Choosing Thailand as a large production base is because Thailand has a strong point Because it is the center of the gem industry in Asia And is the center for cutting stones Is accepted around the world There are also skilled technicians. With expertise in the design And assembling jewels ....google translate....https://www.thairath.co.th/lifestyle/wo ... ion/264816

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 am
by wokian2
its amazing Miss Universe, who's owners are Jewish, were accepting to partner with Lebanese company.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:55 pm
by alex sivixay
I know they have headquarters in Switzerland and UAE and they have manufactures in Bangkok, Dubai so I am not sure about this too much
Still seems like Dubai is the main place as they have the shop and also factory there

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:23 pm
by taleyblue
DUBROVNIK wrote:.
It’s official! Newly-renowned luxury jeweler MOUAWAD is the official crown sponsor for the Miss Universe Organization. Watch the Miss Universe Diamond Crown by Mouawad make it's debut at the 68th Annual Miss Universe Competition, will be held in Philippines Arena in Bulacan, next January 2020
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I hope MU2019 will not held in 2020 don't host it Php if u can't make in 2019!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:19 pm
by 100Mile


WOW! :hx Is this confirmed already? :hx It will held in Philippine arena。。that是送Huge area ! <:-P



taleyblue wrote:
DUBROVNIK wrote:.
It’s official! Newly-renowned luxury jeweler MOUAWAD is the official crown sponsor for the Miss Universe Organization. Watch the Miss Universe Diamond Crown by Mouawad make it's debut at the 68th Annual Miss Universe Competition, will be held in Philippines Arena in Bulacan, next January 2020
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I hope MU2019 will not held in 2020 don't host it Php if u can't make in 2019!!






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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:02 pm
by Islander1
Is the pageant confirmed to be held in the Philippines? Are they really skipping another year? =O/

I just hope it's not another french fries looking crown.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:40 pm
by ManMeat
CAO the Dayana's clumsy crown,
DNL the Dick suckiN Lips crown,
DICk the French Fries crown were disaster!

The new crown sponsor needs to make crowns like

1) SIMPLE AND ICONIC CROWN
Unlike CAO, DNL, DIC crown. Like Mikimoto.
Miss Universe needs THE ICONIC crown.

2) FIRM, STRONG CROWN THAT NOT FRAGILE
Mikimoto and DNL were fragile as f**k. If the new crown is firm and strong, the new sponsor doesn't have to fix it.

3) MAKE THE TIARA VERSION REPLICA FOR THE WINNER
They need a replica. The new sponsor should make a tiara replica for the winner every year.

4) 3 CROWNS
1 main crown, 1 replica for winner's reign, 1 tiara replica for the winner.

Re: ⭐GOOD BYE MIKIMOTO!⭐

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:10 pm
by DUBROVNIK
taleyblue wrote:
DUBROVNIK wrote:.
It’s official! Newly-renowned luxury jeweler MOUAWAD is the official crown sponsor for the Miss Universe Organization. Watch the Miss Universe Diamond Crown by Mouawad make it's debut at the 68th Annual Miss Universe Competition, will be held in Philippines Arena in Bulacan, next January 2020
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I hope MU2019 will not held in 2020 don't host it Php if u can't make in 2019!!

I also hoped it was this year. But we are in September!

It is too late to do the event in November or December. 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:20 pm
by DUBROVNIK
Islander1 wrote:
Is the pageant confirmed to be held in the Philippines? Are they really skipping another year? =O/

I just hope it's not another french fries looking crown.

This is an extra-official note, it is very likely that the Miss Universe will be held in Bulacan, Philippines.

We are waiting for the Official confirmation of the Miss Universe Organization.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:29 pm
by MariaAndreina
Im annoyed of this constant crown change, four different crowns used within the same decade??

At least this designer appears to be legit and high end, but I just wish they would just stick to the Mikimoto. Its iconic and the ultimate symbol of the MUO.