The worlds most expensive beauty pageant crown is awarded to the lucky victors of the Miss Russia beauty pageant. In 2010 the winner of Miss Russia was Irinia Antonenko, and at the time her crown was reported to be worth a little over one million dollars. The opulent white gold crown given to Antonenko was adorned with 2,358 diamonds and 14 rare pearls.
The crown’s intricate details are beautiful, and remind me of the spires on St. Basil’s cathedral. I wonder if the iconic cathedral’s architecture inspired the jeweller who made it.
The pageant has been running since 1992, however there was no Miss Russia for the years 1994, 2000, or 2008.
Ksenia Sukhinova Won Miss World, 2008 and was Miss Russia in 2007