Miss Universe India: A Saga of a Cursed Crown?
Miss Diva is the national pageant which sends the Indian representative for Miss Universe every year. Started in the year 2013, this Pageant has sent five girls till date. Every passing year, the organization is taking leaps in order to make it a bigger pageant and reaching out to a broader segment of the audience. As a step in this direction, Miss Diva decided to have a new crown from the 2015 edition. The old, sober looking crown was replaced by a dazzling emerald and ruby studded crown made by Gemfields who are renowned world wide suppliers of ruby and emeralds, having their head quarters in London , UK. The crown is just so stunning.
According to the makers, it signifies the beauty of women comparing it with the floral and natural beauty. However, according to pageant enthusiasts, arguably crown is the most attractive crown ever used by Miss India Organisation for crowning their winners but Alas! As they say, most things in the world have their upside and downside to it. Since it’s inception, the girls winning this crown have failed to make an impact in Miss Universe. As absurd as it might sound to blame a crown for an non placement streak, but it’s a coincidence which is hard to ignore because the girls crowned had potential to bring in the placement for the country. Is this crown cursed? Should the Organization consider reverting back to the old crown which gave 100% placement result? Or should they consider bringing new crowns altogether? No one knows if the crowns are actually cursed or not. It is debatable yet it would be interesting to see if the change of the crown might eventually change India’s fate at Miss Universe.
Author: Riya Saraswat