I got a call from Keith Lewis, Co-Executive Director of K2 Productions, the producers of the Miss California USA Pageant. And he asked me to work on the new Miss California USA crown this year! What an honor it is for me to be working on it. We’ve been working on it for the past 2 weeks on the design and I’m really pleased with the results.
If you look at the design, it may just look like a pretty crown, but if you look at it more closely, you’ll understand that there is a lot of meaning behind my crown design.
The Miss California USA Diamond Crown incorporates many various elements of California to symbolize the beauty of the state. The sparkling stars that line the border of the crown represent the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And the curves of the crown brings out the natural beauty of the strong glistening waves that flow back and forth, just like the beautiful California coastline.
I based the design elements from the natural beauty of California. Also, with the controversy with Carrie Prejean, former Miss California USA, I wanted my design to present a positive view for the next titleholder.
I wanted the wave design to represent the different perspective every individual has. I felt a strong need for people to know that although we may come from different backgrounds and opposite sides, the one universal idea that is ever sure, ever lasting and ever strong is that love unites. Therefore, at the center of the beautifully formed sparkling wave crown design is a heart. Love is at the center of it all.
It’s a work in progress and with the pageant in about 2 weeks, we’ve got a lot of work on our hands. But, I’m super excited about this! Peter