Mrs Malaysia World 2022’s National Costume Weighs In On Setting Records With 10K 5-Sen Coins

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Olivia Nicholas, Malaysia’s representative for the Mrs World 2022 pageant, will be clothed in a record-breaking dress covered with 10,000 pieces of 5 sen coins.

The 30-year-old lawyer recently unveiled her national costume on Instagram, where it caught the attention of not only avant-garde fans, but also the pride of Sarawakians.

Olivia said in the Instagram post that the dress, called Puteri Destar Siga, is inspired by the Iban native community that hails from Sarawak.

“It is unique because it reflects the traditional aspects of the Iban culture in the use of an unusual accessory to decorate the dress.

“It is designed with 10,000 five-sen coins, which is a creative modern take upon an age-old fashion sense.”

Olivia said the coins are designed in the motif of the Destar Siga cloth, an indigenous form of woven fabric that originates from the Kadazan Dusun community in Sabah.

“It is also used as a headdress during traditional ceremonies.

“The beauty of this national costume is that it incorporates both the Sabah and Sarawak elements in making this magnificent piece,” she said.

The unique dress entered the Malaysia Book of Records for ‘costume decorated with the most five-sen coins’.

It was designed by Sarawakian fashion designer Saran Anak Lagong.

The Ipoh-born beauty will be wearing the dress as she competes with representatives from over 60 countries for the coveted Mrs World 2022 crown in Las Vegas from December 10 to 17.

Surely this is far more impressive that a certain other pageant representative from Singapore and his national costume, or lack thereof.