Wow, I must have put everything on a single day – an exclusive with the upload of the new photos of Puteri Indonesia 2018 Sonia Fergina, a special with the union of Catriona Gray & Sarah Rose Summers in New York and now, a senti feature with the death of Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith who succumbed to liver cancer. A sad day in the (Miss) Universe, I should add.
The sisterhood has lost a member today with her demise. And it is just fitting that I share a video of her crowning moment in Windhoek, Namibia more than twenty years ago today.
Miss Universe 2018 Candidates together in Sherri Hill for #NYFW – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers.
According to my reliable source in Bangkok, these two ladies are the most popular for the Thais. They are the considered early pre-arrival frontrunners.
Let’s see if they can keep up with the current status until arrival in the Land of Smiles by late November. #CatrionaGray #SarahRoseSummers #MissUniverse2018
By walking for Designer Sherri Hill in New York Fashion Week, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray has accomplished something big considering her status as a contestant for Miss Universe 2018. Previously, we have seen the titleholders themselves – like Pia Wurtzbach, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Olivia Culpo – do the runway for named designers after they have won the big crown.
But instead of reading too much into her participation, let us be happy that she got the break which comes on the heels of yesterday’s blog about Kelsey Merritt getting booked as one of the angels in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018.
Do watch the entire Collection now.
Look who’s going to walk for Designer Sherri Hill in New York Fashion Week soon – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray who is seen in the brief video clip below walking on the streets of Manhattan.
This is a big deal if you ask me, dear readers. Your thoughts?
Here are excerpts from the interview and article by Celina Bongga for Star Style:
At 24, you are the first woman to represent the country for both Miss World and Miss Universe. How does it feel?
“It’s kind of funny because growing up I never wanted to be a beauty queen, and I never had the intention of collecting crowns. I just saw it as a show, you know? It wasn’t until I moved to the Philippines and saw how influential beauty queens were and the platform that they have.”
When did it sink in that you actually won?
“Oh my God, like you wouldn’t believe… it took forever. I would get so kilig and I still get kilig when people say, “Oh you’re Miss Universe.” But I’m really deep in my preparation so it sunk in already.”
Was there a particular crown that you wanted when you entered?
“Miss Universe or nothing. That was my mindset because coming from my previous pageant; the only thing regarded higher than that is Miss Universe.”
Read the entire feature HERE.
And she’s back in Manila!
After spending the last four days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to attend a Children’s Charity Benefit Ball of the Vietnamese Government and a few days of touring around the city with her gang (composed of Angelica Alita, Jojo Bragais, Jolo Luarca et al), our Queen promptly returned to training mode.
For now, let us watch this video of Cat where she did a 5-minute pageant makeup challenge for Cosmopolitan Philippines.
While on her current adventure in Vietnam with close friends Jojo Bragais, Angelica Alita, Jolo Luarca, Ardel Presentacion and Patrick Henry Mergano, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray attended the Charity Benefit for the Children’s Fund of Ho Chi Minh City and the Vietnamese Government. They were joined by Miss Tourism Vietnam International 2016 Emily Hong Nhung who had all these photos taken.
Watch out for the gang’s fun photos and videos in Vietnam!