66 comments on “Designer Mak Tumang will wow us in Miss Universe 2018 via Catriona Gray

  1. Push mo yan, Cat. No holding back, no looking back. No regrets. The Universe does not belong to the meek and humble. Claim it, own it… perceive it, believe it, receive it!

    Debut single release ba daw on November 23? For your years-old advocacy ba daw? That’s how you do it!!! I’d like to see any of the other girls try to pull off the same between now and the pageant. Not gonna happen. Pa OOTD and bathroom selfies lang yan.

    This is your moment to shine Cat! None of this “pasabog if ever I make Top 15” playing around.

    It’s Miss Universe season. This is your moment to shine MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES.

  2. Cautious confidence , pls.
    Cat has not won yet so do not declare her as a winner at this point .
    And pls do not compare her to Pia “ OMG , she is beyond Pia “. If she does not win the crown , u will fall flat on your face . U may say ‘Oh she is the best MU rep from the Philippines ‘ , that will not work unless she wins the crown .
    Yes she has all the qualities of a winner . But she will not win if the org or the judges do not like her . What if she fails to give satisfying answers to the questions … if she ever reach that point of the competition?
    Remember OLivia J and NIa S ? They were both extremely pretty and extremely articulate . They failed to get the crown because they were not destined to do so .

    So let’s learn from what happened during MW 2016 and have a little humility . This applies to me too

    • Excuse me, we are comparing Cat to Pia before she was crowned. Lol. Kaloka. Low comprehension.

      • Catf, it’s pointless
        Cat has to win MU first before the comparison even matters.
        You may grade Cat 100% and Pia 75% during their respective local pageant . But if Cat fails to bag MU , she will never amt to anything close to Pia … pageant -wise ….no matter how you try .
        So let’s be humble and patient realizing that Cat has a lot of competition ahead . .Dont put too much pressure on her with your excessive adulations . Allow her the breath and live .

      • Catf, it’s pointless
        Cat has to win MU first before the comparison even matters.
        You may grade Cat 100% and Pia 75% during their respective local pageant . But if Cat fails to bag MU , she will never amt to anything close to Pia … pageant -wise ….no matter how you try .
        So let’s be humble and patient realizing that Cat has a lot of competition ahead . .Dont put too much pressure on her with your excessive adulations . Allow her the breath and live .

      • Aye naku. Pia is Pia and Cat is Cat. Cat is like Pia and Pia is like Cat. Cat is different from Pia. Pia is different from Cat. 100% minus 18% divided by 4 timex 0.9812% = Cat/Pia X Pia. LOL.

        Pia won after three times.
        Cat won after one time.

        Pia is MU.
        Cat is only MUP and MWP.

        Pia competed in Vegas.
        Cat competed in DC.

        Both are alagas of A&Q. Friends with Harley.

        Both frontrunners and the standard by which all MUPs are going to be judged.

        Stop the comparisons. Welcome the comparisons. IT’S MISS UNIVERSE SEASON!

  3. Cautious confidence , pls.
    Cat has not won yet so do not declare her as a winner at this point .
    And pls do not compare her to Pia “ OMG , she is beyond Pia “. If she does not win the crown , u will fall flat on your face . U may say ‘Oh she is the best MU rep from the Philippines ‘ , that will not work unless she wins the crown .
    Yes she has all the qualities of a winner . But she will not win if the org or the judges do not like her . What if she fails to give satisfying answers to the questions … if she ever reach that point of the competition?
    Remember OLivia J and NIa S ? They were both extremely pretty and extremely articulate . They failed to get the crown because they were not destined to do so .

    So let’s learn from what happened during MW 2016 and have a little humility . This applies to me too

  4. The gown better be worth the hype, i don’t think they can top Cat’s overall styling during the eg in bbp. Also, drop the ear cuffs if they ever think of implementing it again. Gasgas na.

    • Agree, for sure gasgas na. Siguradong maglalabasan na ang mga Catriona version 1.0 clones next month. Feeling ko may mga earcuffs na ang iba! Haha! Lumabas na nga ang una noong May nung nananalo siya sa national pageant nila sa South America. Hekhekhek.

      • For The Netherlands, for the Universe.

        For The United Kingdom, for the Universe.

        For The Dominican Republic, for the Universe.

        Sabi daw nila.

        LOL.

  5. Tito Norms. Pwede po ba magdagdag kayo ng option na “Hide” sa comments section? Para may chance ang readers na tanggalin ang mga unnecessary comments.

    • Wala talaga kwenta pinagcocomment mo dito bakla, nakakadagdag ka lang sa message board😂, baklang twoh😂

  6. powerhouse agad agad?

    Venezuela ang powerhouse

    wala sa kalingkingan

    dami arte

    wala naman pasabog talaga

  7. My MU 2018 Top 10 so far:

    Canada
    Italy
    Philippines
    South Africa
    Belgium
    Honduras
    Panama
    Japan
    Namibia
    Brazil

  8. I believe that it is a good strategy to withhold any exciting information or detail about Cat’s “pasabog” costumes in Miss Universe, and I laud BPCI and Cat’s team for doing that.

    We all know that as a beauty pageant powerhouse, a lot of pageant afficionados are always waiting for the Philippine rep’s items to bring in the pageant. They are also eager to see our reps’ transformation. Indeed, the strategy not only builds excitement to everyone, but also gives our rep an escalating momentum in the beauty pageant. Foremost now that Cat is leading in almost all surveys, people have already expected about what Cat can bring in, but then they have yet to see the things they have not seen in Cat — and these are her costumes.

    Perhaps Cat’s team are also wary about possible bashings they would get once they come out with the costumes this early. Pinoys pa ba? We can easily spot a minor error in a costume pa naman.

    I trust Mak Tumang’s and Jearson Dimavivas’ (and also Tessera Jewelry’s and Jojo Bragais’, except for the tacky platform heels he does) creativity. They have already proven their worth in the national pageant. I am sure they won’t break our hearts. Miss Universe through Cat will make or break them. It is their time to shine, kumbaga.

    I know we were twice disappointed by the two succeeding reps’ costumes in Miss Universe. Rhett Eala and Val Taguba did not meet everyone’s expectations. From there I think Cat’s designers have become zealous to bring out the best.

    Basta ako I am excited and I trust that Cat’s pasabog will be worth my wait.

    That’s all.

    • Cat’s gown by Mak Tumang at BBP was already very MU ready. Honestly, even Jearson’s natcos is miles ahead compared to Rachel’s last year at nasa MU pa yon ha. Everyone is looking forward to seeing what they have to show. Here’s to positively hoping that all the preparations they made over the last few months will be better than before.

      What I am really looking forward to is a statement jewelry if Cat is going with that route again. Ano pa kaya ang pwedeng gawin?

      • agree, during the BbP 2018, parang MU na ang level ni Cat, from Natcos to Long gown! Better than that of Rachel and Maxene in MU.
        I am so excited kung ano pa ang kaya pa nilang gawin!

      • O, daba, nakaka-excite na talaga? Ang akala natin ‘yun na ang pinakamaganda na ginawa nila, ‘yung sinuot ni Cat nung BbP. There is more. I think her nat cos is too avant garde, lumelevel sa Natcos ni Miss Myanmar sa 2016 MU.

    • Maxine’s costume was minimalist and classy. Rachel’s costume meanwhile was really not well thought out. She can hardly move with that costume and holding the golden cock on her head….

    • Ana – Val Taguba’s Sarimanok was.. MEH.

      While Maxine’s Rhett Eala costume had mixed reactions. i liked it. but i think they could’ve done better. but i prefer Max’s natcos over the overyhyped Sarimanok costume.

  9. Nung si Barazza pa ng dadamit sa mga kandidata natin galit na galit kayu, kesyo basura kesyo chaka at kung anuanung pang hanash nyo. Ngayun nmn mga pinoy designers mag dadamit an dami nyo parin kuda. Mga bakalang twoh!

    • Hahaha! Natawa ako sa pagbasa ko sa comment mo. Ang pinaglalaban lang naman ng iba ay ang makita na agad-agad at wala nang hanash-hanash pa.

      • Yun na nga kapatid to the point na pati team ni Cat eh nagiging object of bashing. Di makapag antay ang mga bakla akala mo may mga kontribusyon kay Cat. Char!

    • Typical na Filipino sila aporado, at reklamador, yong bang kelangan yong gusto nila ang masunod dahil pag hindi pag chismisan ka LOL

  10. Cue the “leaks”… ay naku, I’m sure there will be more petty drama around this gown than there is with Miss Colombia and Indonesia World. Again, no wonder SMA got tired of dealing with Filipino designers. Better to have Barraza design something at the last minute, not even tailored to the candidate, than deal with the BS of gossip in Philippine pageantry.

    Anyway, Cat is one smart contestant. I’ve no doubt her gown really will WOW us all.

    I wonder if she will have two gowns as well…. the “pre-pasavogue” and then the real “pasabog.” We will see soon enough.

  11. Ang Pilipinas lang yung may pa suprise effect. Sana yung gown ni Cat eh talagang maganda yung tipong pag nakita mo eh mapapa wow ka. By this time dapat nakkta na ng mga Pilipino para kung pangit eh mabago pa. Alam mo naman yung mga Pilipino yung magaling mamuna kung pangit o talagang maganda. balik tayo kay Katarina, she failed as inligwak sa pasarela. Yung gown ewan .

  12. I hope May pasabog talaga from Ton Lao and Harley.
    Their effort last year with Rachel was lacklustre. They shouldve learned heir lesson.

    • No offense to Rachel, but Cat is on a different level. We are talking Pia level.

      Never in my life would I have imagined seeing two Miss Universes from the Philippines, much less within 3 years of each other.

      But, it is going to happen.

    • This “gloria “ is really freakin’ dumb of the dumbest. Super dumb.
      She can’t engage in any meaningful, worthwhile discussion.
      Can’t even construct one straight English sentence.

      She responds with very limited vocabulary, and oftentimes use negative
      and demeaning monosyllables.

      Moronic,imbecile, dumb, dumber, dumbest.
      Stupid is as stupid does.

      She should be crowned Miss AssHole 2018.
      And that’s a unanimous decision.

      Yey! 🤭🤭🤭😳😳😳😂😂😂

  13. Hindi pa ako maka get over…….

    Nawala ang excitement ko sa ipinakita ni Katja!

    Mediocre performance! Ok lang di nakapasok sa top 5 basta sana nakita mo na lumalaban ang performance. Kaso parang kiti-kiti sa stage na pa-sweet! So sad kapag hindi binago ni Katja ang pacute niya…..waley na ang hope for the 2nd blue crown!

    She should not be acting as pa tweetum princess!

    She should embody a regal queen!

    Go go go Philippines 😦

  14. No no no. I won’t fall for $$$$ amount given and effort surrendered for this.

    I mean really. This is a beauty pageant. Let’s all be real. This is no the 100% job of these people so if they say these numbers as they are then so be they. It is their gamble.

    To me, I don’t need to be told how much effort or cost it takes to win the crown. It’s a major turn off.

      • veks, kaw ang feeling entitled with that though Catriona should win and noone else. Please get yourself checked out. If Catriona loses, people like are you are going cry like entitled little brats na kesyo sya ang most prepared blah blah blah. Mark my word.

  15. Im always wary of promises of pasabog, better underpromise – then overdeliver. Theres so much hype around Catriona already, this just brings the expectation to unnecessary levels.

    • Couldn’t agree more.

      And if she fails – yet again. All blame will be on her stylists, designers and all.

    • baka naman kasi nadala ka sa mga promise2 na pasabog n yan dahil sa pag expect mo kay Katarina sa MW na magpapasabog dw sa top model segment ending lahat na dismaya hahaha ibahin mo ang team ni Cat…baka need mo e lessen ang pag eexpect maxado the other way around para in case dmo magustuhan eh di ka mxado masaktan hihi….just watch and learn… ❤ ❤ ❤

      • @BiZackle: Akala ko nga yung outfits niya lang sa first few days ang medyo “eh”, but yesterday’s segment was the nail in the coffin. Sana maging okay na! I hope there’s some sort of intervention from A&Q. Now it seems mas maganda pa talaga ang performance niya sa Intercon. 😮

      • haha @Ath, yaan mo na kasi gagawin dw syang Stephanie version 2.0 hahaha kahit eme eme lng ang gagawin title n dw kasi kaya keri lng,… ang lagay is sasabihin ng iba na eh wala nmn sya nung top model ek ek at mga fast tracks ahh bakit nanalo and all hahaha so chill lng tayo hahahahah

      • BiZackle,

        OMG. I was just waiting for somebody to open the top model segment topic! NALOKA AKO! hahahaha

        1. Of all the Rosanthaltee wardrobe na sinuot niya and mga creations niya.. BAKET YUN? i mean. i’ve browsed her ig and saw some nice creations.. hindi ko mawari bakit yun ang sinuot niya. She looked wider and her catwalk was a bit.. hmmm underwhelming? overall, the performance was.

        2. I was really expecting that kakaiba or pak na pak ang isusuot niya for the said challenge. I mean, after Mak Tumang, Michael Cinco and a Libiran sa mga previous MWPh, seriously? yun? LOl with all due respect to the designer ha, okay yung dress. I just don’t think it suits the event e.

        Guys, sa mga nagsasabi na there’s “too much” hype around Cat, mas pabor pa ako dun. I know they will deliver. because they already did during BBP.. hindi kagaya neto, i was kinda expecting a lot from Kat – or from her team kasi di ba, we have a big chance na talaga and it’s about time to correct the past mistake/s pero.. hmm. hmmmmmm. anyway, good luck.

      • yun na nga @MrManila, nilaro lang tayo ni Kata! hahaha malay naten db part yan ng gameplan nila hahahaha juicecolored gayfood batet danun hahahahaha…neweys, tingnan naten s ibang fast tracks malay ulit naten db…lesson is, wag mxado mag expect, d porket alam nateng bet nila magpapasabog at maraming surprises and all peo db iba pa din un kalma lang atls dkama hyblad pag d na meet expectations mo hahahaha mas na surprise pa ako sa eksena ni Jezha Huelar sa Miss Supra na naiwan ang bagahi or nawala kaya pinahiram ni Ms Vietnam ng gown ayun ang ganda ganda ng sashing round ni Jezha tuloy hahahaha mga ganung eksena dapat haha…

    • I have the same sentiments only because I expected a lot from Rachel last year. Where was the “pasabog” though? In the case of Cat, I think she can deliver naman. All eyes are on her, most especially she was truly the standout of Binibining Pilipinas to the point na naglalabasan na ang mga imitera ng taon. Ehem, lemon. If Cat can top her Binibini stint, for me, that’s enough “pasabog”.

      Will it be enough to win? Who knows? If they follow what seems like a pattern of “continental crowning”, then all girls who are not from the Americas will be losing. This includes Cat. Of course, God forbid that she becomes a victim of “politics”. I really want someone who is not from the Americas to win just to dispel that notion of “crown rotation”.

      • Rachel and Eva.. Same thing happened. puro pasabog pasabog pasabog.. anyare? asan ang pasabog?

        Rachel’s team kept on saying she has this pasabog. abang lang. eh mas naramdaman ko pa siya nung BBP Performance e. Puro kasi pasabog sa legs. legs. legs. the only pasabog from her (or her camp) was her natcos. because it was different from the usual filipiniana. other than that. meh.

        Cat is hungrier. i know parang too much hype, masyadong inaangat si Cat, but masisisi ba natin sila? Cat can deliver that’s all i know.

  16. It’s much ado abt nothing
    My idea of a NC is not a winning piece but one that showcases our rep’s amazing beauty and queenliness . Cases in point : Kylie Janine and Parul.
    NC awardee nga pero TYG naman , Luhaan pa rin . Let them win all the NC awards , let’s get all the crowns.
    Pls allow Cat to concentrate on what matters the most and it’s definitely not the NC . It’s the pasarela the body the EG and the Q&A. Let’s hope her handlers check how to make her shine bright on cam because most judges depend on the to screen.

    • ayun sa interview, c Ms Vietnam ang nagpahiram ng kanyang (Ms PH) green gown for the sashing kasi na huli or misplace ang luggage ni Ms Ph…

  17. baka naman matapos na lang ang pageant di pa nila ipakita sa atin to. lol
    like natco.. bakit may pasekreto pa? as if naman may points yan sa finals. lahat naman ng ibang bansa nasa social media na lahat ng natcos at maganda pa. sa mga pinoy made, puro para sekret ang natco tapos ang pangit pala.

    • as a viewer, mas na-appreciate ko ang naka-secret pa, simply because i’d like to watch a show. yung mga super lantaran na sa social media ay ok na akong ‘di ko mapanood. but if ikaw ang tipo ng tao na ok lang ang spoiler sayo, gets naman din kita.

      pero no one can blame those who want to show it either kasi yung iba sa kanila ginawang local competition ang pagdesign ng natcos (e.g. vietnam) lalo na if may voting na magaganap.

    • ako mas okay na hindi ko muna alam. para expect the unexpected or para abangan ko talaga. wala na kasing element of surprise e.. either pangit or maganda. mas gusto ko ung mag aabang.. kesa ung like indo, thailand and other countries, nakita ko na. so pagdating don sa stage.. wala lang. nakita ko na kasi. di ba?

    • This only reflects the lack of values of many Filipinos. No patience. Gusto eh ura-urada. Gusto mag-unahan #CrabMentality. Kapag sa pila sa bus along EDSA or sa tren sa MRT, eh gusto mag-unahan pa rin. Walang disiplina sa sarili. Pero kung maka-reklamo, wagas. Kakaloka.

      I believe in re-educating the Filipinos. We have to submit to it and do it if we want to go faster towards progress and be better people.

  18. This is what I like about her “team” all out or nothing. They have pasabog from the start and have more pasabog till the end.

    Di kagaya nung ibang camps, ang rason “May pasabog siya pag nakapasok sa semis” ehhhh hindi nakapasok. oh ano na? LOL

  19. Talagang go big or go home talaga ang peg nila. Looking forward to seeing everything they’ve worked hard for in the last few months.

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