90 comments on “Catriona Gray during the Miss Universe 2018 Welcome Dinner

  1. I saw Porto Rico’s picture last night and she’s giving me Olivia Culpo vibes… She might be Cat’s biggest competition so far. Effortless ang vekla…

      • And what is wrong with that comment vekla? Here you are again with horse blinders who cannot accept that there are strong girls that could compete with Cat… My gosh stop this worshipping qualities of you vekla… Have some sense. Or maybe change your name to CatrionaWorshipper hihihihihi

  2. Sina demi, sophida (miss thailand) at cat lang pala ang ininterview kanina.
    Mabenta talaga sya and the host has a huge crush on her (based on the host’s IG account). Haha. Napapaisip na siguro ang ibang candidates dahil lagi na lang si cat pero syempre, wala namang kasalanan ang manok natin. 😉

  3. Sina demi, sophida (miss thailand) at cat lang pala ang ininterview kanina.
    Mabenta talaga sya and the host has a huge crush on her (based on the host’s IG account). Haha. Napapaisip na siguro ang ibang candidates dahil lagi na lang si cat pero syempre, wala namang kasalanan ang manok natin. 😉

    • Haha, naalala mo ba nung first 2 days ng pageant halos walang ganap si Cat? Tinatanong siya ng mga tao bakit, pero ang sabi niya lang sa IG live ay dadating din ang turn natin. Tama nga naman siya. Left and right na ang ganap niya. All the best! Excited to see all the girls’ looks tonight.

      • Agree. Nung first day lang sya di kasama sa interview pero sa mismong news, siningit naman ang bonggang arrival nya. Hahaha

  4. Perhaps it’s safe to say that Catriona has the “impenetrable halo effect glowing all over her,” quoting Mr Norman Tinio (then referring to MI Venezula who eventually won MI 2015).

    Now, it’s also good to quote Lou Sierra here: “In reality, the interview is the most important thing. Confidence, presence and intelligence is the whole package. You have to remember that the Miss Universe Organization looks for women who can represent the Miss USA and Miss Universe brands. Ultimately, they are spokespeople for the organization, for causes and for women around the world. To handle this, a winner needs to be a self-sufficient independent woman with high self-esteem.”

    • *Lu Sierra

      I would also like to respond to @anthonyM, @CatrionaFan, and @jons. Jonas Gaffud was quoted saying, “I think Catriona has a very big chance but like any other girl…Si Pia [Wurtzbach] nga, hindi naisip ng ibang mga tao na may chance siya. Sinasabi nila, like for example, si Rachel [Peters], total package. Hindi natin alam ang lahat ng chances ng tao habang nandoon pero naniniwala ako na humbly, I can say, si Catriona has everything.”

      I don’t know how true Miss Ecuador trained under A&Q, considering that Jons barely had the time to attend to his wards (A. Manalo and K. Rodriguez). Ang alam ko kasama si Jonas sa style teams ni Ahtisa at Katja. Nagkita lang sila ulit ni Ahtisa the day bago ito lumipad pa-Japan. May pa-final rehearsal pa sila bago lumipad si Katja sa pa-Tsina. Di ko rin alam kung ano nangyari sa BWAP ni Katja, although nasabi rin ni Jonas na ‘maganda’ BWAP ni Katja (this was in an interview days before lumipad si Katja).

      • Base sa mga stories dati ni Miss Ecuador, nagtratraining siya for make up and alam ko may mga photo shoots siya. Or were those photo shoots (i.e. Almodal) part of her modelling chuva or pageant prep ‘yon? Just wondering, kasi may profile si Virginia sa Elite Manila.

        Is there truth to the rumor na si Miss El Salvador daw ay nag train under A&Q din? If yes, how was it?

      • @ath Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espín was among those who suggested that Virginia train in the Philippines because “[E]n Filipinas hay “excelentes entrenadores de pasarela, dicción y maquillaje”, además de muy buenos diseñadores” (literally, “[In] the Philippines there are “excellent runway trainers, speech coaches and makeup artists”, in addition to having very good designers.” (Btw, Espín’s gown during the coronation night of Miss Earth 2016 was a Leo Almodal creation na dapat isusuot ni Imelda Schweighart kung nakapasok ito sa Top 16).

        Apparently Virginia trained from August ’til October in the country (I guess under the guidance of Aces&Queens). Also, she appeared in the pages of a wedding magazine published in the Philippines (even before she won Miss Ecuador). Parang nag-work na rin ata siya rito as a commercial model eh.

        (re: El Salvador) I am not sure though if Marisela trained with A&Q. She was here just last month. She even met with Cecilio Asuncion (re: The People’s Queen Show).

  5. Ganda mo talaga Cat. Excited na ako sa MU finals. I wanna see Cat in swimsuit competition as semi-finalist… exhibiting her pasarela walk with the background music of FIREBALL by Pitbull. Eto yung link for video of said song…love it!

  6. I fully suppport catrionas bid for the mu crown, and im hopeful she wins, but im also aware that there are other gorgeous girls that will give her tough competition so the best thing that we can do is pray that luck will be on her side.

  7. Hey there! The Real Jeremi Baklang Panget here!

    ❤ AMPANGET-PANGET KO TALAGA! ❤

    That is all, Bye!

  8. I love it… Not too soft.. but not too loud… simple, modern and modelesque… Dinner palang yan… Siempre she also knows when to peak… May Charity Ball, prelims, and coronation night pa… sa hinay hinay lang talaga dapat sa gown… Dapat pinaka maganda sa Coronation night!.. She knows how to play the game… and some of the girls are already copying her… obvious masyado.. hahaha Si Japan pansin ko Pia Wurtzbach ang peg tapos sa clothes peg nya si Catriona… pero ok lang kasi hindi nman sya threat. Canada is so pretty. too bad she lack pageant skills.. I wonder if she improved lately. I think Australia might make the Top 5.

  9. After the gala dinner last night, tahimik ang mga kandidata. Walang ganap. Si Vene nag-post lang about her breakfast in cheongsam dress. Pero si Cat, my God, umariba na naman in her nude colored dress with t’nalak fabric. Ang fresh ng aura n’ya at sobrang ganda! Katatapos lang niya ng interview for Entertainment Tonight ng local Thai TV. Pinag-usapan ang get up n’ya last night sa mga local TV news. Indeed, Cat is continuously creating buzz in Miss Universe.

    • I hope Cat continue to maintain her momentum…paganda sya ng paganda araw araw…inaabangan ko lagi OOTD nya…bongga tlaga !

      • Kaka-exicite, ‘diba? Kaya n’ya sigurong i-maintain ‘yan. We have to believe in her, mars.

  10. hay nakuh ito nanaman bakit meron isang baklush dito eh trying to be Duterte… as if dapat wag daw dapat ganito.. haler…. ano bang pakialam mo kung ano yung dapat namain sabihin oh gawin para kay Cat. To each my own my darlin’

    • Si Fake Fabian yan. Pakawala ni BITTER GAYFOOD the PABAYANG MENTOR.

      Kaya na-disqualify si Katarina sa BWAP niya, kasi pinabayaan ni BITTER GAYFOOD. Busy kasi sa pagti-train kay Miss Ecuador at sa pagsi-sic ng kanyang mga pakawalang naninira kay Cat. Ilalabas ko lahat ng bahong alam ko tungkol sa A HAS BEEN AND NO QUEENS pag di sila tumigil. Marami akong alam. Malilintikan ang nyetang BITTER GAYFOOD na yan!

    • Hahahha! True that. I’m neither a Yellowtard nor a Dutertard pero si Fabby dearest – yung pagka Duterrard niya, chinachannel niya kay Catriona in a negative way. Hindi naman dilawan si Cat so either nabayaran na yan ni Mama J or hindi parin maka move on sa panalo ni Catriona as our MUP. Kakaloka.

      or maybe taga A&Q yan mismo so hindi na kailangan pang bayaran. LOL

      • That’s not the real Fabian. That’s definitely an impostor Fabian from A&NoQ. Mga tangna sila!

  11. Pls cut back on the superlatives . Cat is not the only pretty one . She is not the only articulate one . She may not be the MUO ‘s bet this yr . And We are not the only ones who want our respective candidate win.
    And one more ‘and’. Please do not say she is the best MU candidate from the Philippines . Unless she wins , that argument will bear no gravitational force .

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    • Hayaan mo na. Ang dami din ngang nagki-claim na si Pia daw ang best Miss Universe. In what basis din? Gets ko naman ang best “MU candidate” kasi may word na “candidate” -baka best in preparation, best in paandar. Mga ganern ‘Pag di siya manalo eh ‘di shut up na. 🙂

      • Naging critic din ako ni cat bbp days dahil she have malaking torso those days but naman she proved herself that gym diet wala nako maipintas. For me she is already mu 2018. Nakaka buo ng araw just to see her ootd. Her wit and how she gets along w fellow candidates. Let’s support cat but yun Iba kasi hinay hinay na lang re sa ibang candidates kasi reflect sa mahal natin pusa

  12. There is no way SA and PR will miss the cut…. unles they tank big time at their interview.. which is not likely
    So far I’m liking Venezuela
    I have yet to see the other front runners – Aus Mexico Colombia UsA etc

    BTW, I really don’t like Cat’s pics next to or near PR. Ang galing ng Tayo ni PR.Nagkakaalaman

  13. Very regal, queenly, classy and sophisticated Cat is ! Can’t wait until the closed door interview is done – it’s gonna be her strongest point. Keep it up, Cat. The best of luck to you 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • ako din. i miss those younger days of beauty camps na korona lang, walang bashing at walang nagpapakawala ng nega vibes.

  14. Georgia to me is the closest thing we could get to seeing Kim Ross competing at MU. Ako lang ba nakakapansin na magkamukha sila?

    Hindi ako sanay sa pagkaiksi ng dress ni Cat. Ang weird na tube type tapos super iksi ng skirt area or maybe. Pero mamang give na give talaga sa Fez si Madam!!

  15. So many beautiful girls, but none as multi-faceted and well-rounded as Catriona. Catriona is extremely beautiful with or without makeup, exudes serenity and a relaxed, quiet confidence. She is not one dimensional, and is extremely versatile and can sport many different looks and feels comfortable in any given social situation and with everyone. She mingles with everyone, and her sincerity and genuineness is palpable.

    One of them is an over-the-top attention-seeker, who is pretty only when made-up: Tamaryn Green. Tamaryn also strikes me as calculating and insincere. She should be renamed: Tamaryn Green-With-Envy, because she hates it when the attention is not on here, and it shows.

    Others are pretty but not necessarily universally beautiful and seem to be one-dimensional as well, like Australia and Puerto Rico. Kudos however, still goes to their local pageants for selecting these not-so-typical Aussie or Latin beauties. They seem sweet and genuine though.

    Colombia and Ecuador are typical Latina beauties… these superficial types come a dime-a-dozen in local Latin beauty pageants. Feels like remnants of the past, really, when shallow Latina glamazons were still in vogue. They do not seem to be what the MUO would be looking for in a modern spokesperson.

    Venezuela and Brazil look so similar, which is not necessarily a bad thing. What’s bad is that they are both equally bland and boring.

    I like Sarah Rose Summers. That is all.

    • Same. I really felt threatened about LemonV being a very beautiful candidate + trained by A&Q, but then, maybe I was barking at the wrong tree.

      Threatening ang presence ni Puerto Rico, for me, kasi she has very relatable beauty, hindi Diyosa levels, but she stands out in a really good way. Mukhang pang masa din!

      A surprise for me was Colombia kasi I did not understand why she was hyped. I thought she has the least alindog compared to the Paulina, Ariadna, Andrea and Laura. When she won parang, ah okay, and then she arrived to Thailand. Boy, I take back everything I initially thought! She screams competition and has a very commanding presence. 😮

  16. Was this year format for the first cut still 4 per continent and a wild card the same like last year?

    • If per continent pa rin at kung pasok si catriona, advantage pa rin sa kanya dahil malalaglag ang ibang frontrunners kaya mababawasan ang mahigpit niyang makakalaban.

    • They will bring it back to the usual top 15 with no continental allotment. What’s not sure is if there’s gonna be a Top 2 Q&A (as per mareng Tamaryn and mareng Ukraine) or still Top 3 Q&A

    • As per mahaderang Tamaryn Green, new format na daw from Top 15-10-5-2 but she recanted her statement saying that she misunderstood the question and thought that it was for Miss South Africa. Bakit naman magtatanong ang mga beki about the format of Miss SA. Ang vakla ginawa pang vovita ang mga vakla hahaha

  17. Catriona wins the styling, perfect nudes but with bold blues on her eyes. As mentioned long ago Georgia caught my eye, Venezuela’s won the pasarela. Reminds me so much of Gabriela Isler. But boring style… Ecuador too.. Very pretty but flat. To be honest I think she looks more of a model than a beauty queen.. Colombia so pretty but her aura is not Miss U.. it’s a runnerup or top 10 for me… My favourite Denmark did not train well on makeup and styling.. It is OK girl you’re still pretty lol Albania is a crazy child, hope she makes it far too for amusement. Peru consistently radiant..

    Quiet beauties sina Russia, Hungary, Switzerland, Japan..

    • I want Denmark to ace her interviews! I wanna see her in the semis because #TeamCatandFriends. Syempre naman she can hold her own. What’s great is that she is a good speaker din. I hope she really makes it far.

      Albania, hahahaha, is the new center of attraction. Catriona who? na nga ako paminsan in that matter. You should see her new post lounging by the pool. That kid is enjoying a free luxurious vacation in Thailand. Pero ha, mukhang yayamanin si girl. Sa isang araw lang, naka tatlong change na ng LV bags. 😮

  18. I’m tired of arguing abt appearance every day
    Beauty and presentation can only get the candidate so far
    Cat has proven she deserves to make the first cut . Now will she go further ?

    Ultimately who does best at Q&A wins the crown .. and that’s the clincher because we never know how this will play out . Mere fluency is not a guarantee of a win . I hope that Cat provides a clear concise and impactful response to the questions.. if she gets that far.

    OMG , this edition will be Julia vs the Philippines .

    • Cat’s a savvy communicator and her interviews have been an exercise in focus under pressure. I’ve been pleasantly surprised whenever she opines on anything as she seems genuine and intelligent to the core. You’re right that anything goes on finals night, but at least we have a girl who will enter the ring punching right away 😉

  19. Gorgeous, as always. She can rock the classic look.. hopefully her wardrobe has some edgy stuff to showcase her versatility and keep the other girls on their toes.

  20. deserving naman karamihan ng candidates

    so whoever wins MU18 is a big gain sa MUO IMG brand

    good luck ladies

  21. Cat’s total look is ethereal. She is the girl who can light up a room upon entering it. Ganun ang impact n’ya. She even looks thinner now. Kaya kabahan na ang mga nag-body shame sa kanya.

    Anyway, I saw a video sa welcome dinner kung saan papasok ang mga kandidata sa venue. Pangabog si Vene sa kanyang walk, kembot kung kembot. Daming nagandahan kay Vene, saying she is peaking na daw. Si Cat naman hindi n’ya ipinakita ang pageant walk n’ya. She was walking like a Hollywood actress na demure ang dating. And, ooooh, si Nigeria ang tangkad at ang ganda ng posture, mala-Lu Sierra! Aabangan ko s’ya.

    That’s all.

  22. Kumusta naman, namigay pa talaga ng post card as souvenir sa mga faney sa Thailand! Diba? Kakaiba paandar ni Steph! As in hinugot pa talaga sa bulsa niya ha!

  23. The first ever look and outfit that I like.
    Simple and elegant. Her previous outfits were “too desperate for attention” specially her departure/arrival outfit which was more of a modernized Darna with all the cape and the corser looking front.

  24. Philippines is stunning❤️ Love Georgia’ s face than Denmark, very beautiful. Denmark reminds me of Kyle Richards. Venezuela has the aura of Molly, but love her more than Colombia and Mexico. But Cat’s beauty, and styling is just above the rest❤️👑

  25. There’s no way she can falter with her styling. Always on point and is not disappointing her fans. Pero sana yung ibang fans naman maging mahinahon lalo na sa pamimintas ng ibang kandidata dahil nakakahiya po kayo.

    • @Arichie: Nakakahiya nga. There are people who are so low that they edit Catriona’s photos just to bash her in those LATINO pages (ehem, more importantly, accounts that have the same profile pic: ECU flag with V’s face)

  26. There’s no way she can falter with her styling. Hindi nagsasayang ng kahit katiting na pagkakataon na ma-disappoint ang kanyang fans. Pero sana naman yung ibang fans maging mahinahon naman lalo na sa pamimintas sa ibang kandidata. Nakakahiya po kayo.

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