According to bitcoin.com the Miss Universe contestant from El Salvador this year has surprised viewers by featuring bitcoin as part of her national costume. El Salvador has adopted the cryptocurrency as legal tender and has passed a new regulatory framework for the issuance of its long-awaited bitcoin-backed Volcano bonds.
The Miss Universe contestant from El Salvador, Alejandra Guajardo, surprised viewers Wednesday night with her choice of costume. Guajardo walked onto the stage in the 71st Miss Universe National Costume Show wearing a costume representing “the evolution of the Salvadoran currency,” the Miss Universe El Salvador official Instagram account described, adding that the outfit is designed by Francisco Guerrero.
Miss El Salvador’s national costume features cacao beans, the colón, the U.S. dollar, and the Bitcoin symbol. Originally, cacao was used as currency in El Salvador. The colón became the official currency of El Salvador from 1892 until it was replaced by the U.S. dollar in January 2001. The costume’s predominant colors are gold, silver, and bronze. Bitcoin is legal tender in El Salvador alongside the U.S. dollar. El Salvador became the first country to make the world’s largest cryptocurrency legal tender in September 2021.