Olivia Nicholas, a 30-year-old beauty queen from Ipoh, will be representing Malaysia in Mrs World 2022 in Las Vegas with a record-setting national costume decorated with 10,000 five-sen coins
The married lawyer, who was crowned Mrs Malaysia World 2022 in October, will be donning the dress as the 'Destar Siga' Queen at the Mrs World pageant on 17 December.
However, before even leaving, Olivia has entered the Malaysia Book of Records during the unveiling of the dress last Sunday, 4 December.
"I am so excited to be able to represent my beloved country Malaysia at the international Mrs World 2022, and to meet like minded ladies from around the world, who share the same sentiments," she posted on Instagram.
The Mrs Malaysia 2022 set a Malaysian record by showcasing a national costume decorated with the most number of five sen coins ever
The dress incorporates Sabah and Sarawak traditional elements and the coins on it 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.
The woven fabric is also used as a headdress during traditional ceremonies, Bernama reported.
Datin Harveen Kaur (left), Olivia Nicholas (middle), Saran Anak Lagong (right).