Preciosa Shines at 68th Annual Miss Universe Pageant

Held in Atlanta, Georgia on 8 December, the 2019 Miss Universe pageant was a sparkling tribute to the participating women and their many accomplishments representing 90 countries and territories.

Colombian fashion designer Fernando Marín dressed not one, but two of this year’s contestants. Miss Cayman Islands, Kadejah Bodde represented her country in a stunning golden dress embellished with 80 Preciosa-encrusted flowers, while Miss Haiti, Gabriela Clesca Vallejo shined in a sheath-style, long-sleeve gown covered in nearly 30,000 Preciosa crystals.

Fellow Colombian designer and long-time Preciosa partner Alfredo Barraza, (known within the industry as “fashion designer of the Misses”), covered Miss Colombia, Gabriela Taufur, with not only 20,000 Preciosa crystals but also a sizeable amount of nacre pearls and cabochons.