The Araneta Center Giant Christmas Tree Lighting was attended by the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens – Catriona Gray, Jehza Huelar, Eva Patalinjug, Karen J. Gallman and Michele Gumabao – along with Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta and other celebrities.
This is an annual tradition of the shopping district in Cubao, Quezon City and one that many people are looking forward to.
Photos by Joy Arguil
One of the more exciting highlights of any Miss Universe edition is the National Costume Competition that the candidates will be participating in – especially those from our neighboring ASEAN nations.
Below are four of them:
1) “Banh Mi” – Vietnam
2) “Chang the Icon of Siam” – Thailand
3) “Kingdom of Wonder” – Cambodia
4) “From Animation to Butterflies” – Indonesia
Looking forward to what Miss Myanmar and our very own Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray will wear!
At the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Supranational Philippines 2018 Jehza Huelar took the spotlight this afternoon when they were given their proper send-off to Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand and Miss Supranational 2018 in Karpacz/Krynica-Zdrój, Poland.
Both ladies were given the usual messages of encouragement from their Bb. Pilipinas sisters. Present this time are Miss Intercontinental Philippines Karen Gallman, The Miss Globe Philippines Michele Gumabao and 2nd Runner-Up Samantha Mae Bernardo. BPCI Chair Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta was also around to give her personal message to the two Queens.
As expected, Catriona was at her most eloquent during the open mic forum with the media as she answered every single question like a pro. Jehza, on the other hand, was visibly filled with excitement as she has been looking forward to this day for the longest.
Jehza will be leaving for Poland on the last week of this month, while Cat will be flying to Bangkok on the 2nd of December.
From all of us here at normannorman.com, we wish you the best in your respective missions. We know that you will both do well, Cat and Jehza!
Here are more photos taken by Joy Arguil from the said event.
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Above is the first portrait photo of Catriona Gray that was officially sent to the Miss Universe Organization. It now appears as the first image of Miss Universe Philippines 2018 posted alongside the other confirmed delegates this year.
Check out this link to see all ninety-two (92) of them:
Just as promised by ace photographer Raymond Saldaña, here is Surprise #2 with Miss Philippines Universe 2018
Catriona Elisa Gray
Raymond Saldaña Photography
Make up by : Jelly Eugenio
Hair by : Florenz
Styled by : Patrick Henry Mergano
Earrings : Christopher E Munar
Gown : Cherry Samuya Veric