On our list of exciting shows to watch this month? It’s the Miss Universe Singapore 2021, happening on September 17 at 9pm. The eight finalists are set to showcase their best sides, competing through swimwear, evening wear and question-and-answer rounds. This year’s competition focuses on creativity, culture and sustainability.
On top of that, there’s also the uniquely Singapore tiara to look out for. Designed by veteran jewellery designer Marilyn Tan, the new crown is called ‘The Better Crown’. Marilyn spent over three months perfecting the design which sports five glitzy stars that are representative of our Singapore flag.
“With this crown, you can see a mix of new technology and traditional jewellery handcrafting kept alive by second-generation bespoke jewellery maker Alex Tan and his team from Victoria Jewellers Enterprise, with a design that uniquely represents Singapore,” she shares.
Like its name (The Better Crown) suggests, the 33.41-carat crown was designed with sustainability in mind. It sports 677 diamonds that were lab-grown and sponsored by The Better Diamond.
“It is a sustainable and ethical way forward in the jewellery scene,” adds Adeline Lin, marketing director of The Better Diamond. “We hope that this will encourage the future generations to step up in making sustainable choices in the future.”
Ahead of the live show, we got up close with the eight finalists, to find out their motivations for joining Miss Universe Singapore 2021, their hopes and dreams, and how they practise sustainability in their everyday lives.