Preliminary Interviews done!
The seven members of the all-female panel who will select the next Miss Universe were amazed at the lineup of ladies they spent time talking to. The length of each interview may not be that long, but it already gave (left to right top photo) Lili Gil Valletta, Bui Simon, Monique Lhuillier, Michelle McLean, Iman Oubou, Janaye Ingram and Richelle Singson-Michael a good idea on who deserves to be in the Top 20 come Finals.
The Official Portraits of Miss Universe 2018 are out. And unlike previous years, the images released – as photographed by Thai lensman Wasan Puengprasert inside Dusit Thani Bangkok – did not follow identical pegs. There were closeups, medium & 3/4 shots and the ones that spell fun in the Miss Universe way.
Below are my five (5) favorite fun images:
Melba Shakabozha of Zambia
Virginia Limongi of Ecuador
Kiara Liz Ortega of Puerto Rico
Zoë Brunet of Belgium
Romina Lozano of Peru
Here are my six (6) standouts during last night’s Thai Fashion Show of Miss Universe 2018. Who are yours, dear readers?
Kiara Liz Ortega of Puerto Rico
Catriona Gray of the Philippines
Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela
Andrea Toscano of Mexico
Marta Stepien of Canada
Tamaryn Green of South Africa
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray wore a gown from the Asavagroup for the Miss Universe 2018 Thai Fashion Show. Here are photos of the other candidates with their respective designers and/or the collective group shots of the assigned candidates to the different Thai design brands.
Catriona Gray, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 on stage during the Thai Fashion Show event at the Dusit Thani Bangkok on December 5th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Bangkok, Thailand. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization
Photographer: Patrick Prather | @missuniverse #missuniverse2018 #missuniverse #catrionagray
A select group of Miss Universe 2018 Candidates – including host delegate Miss Thailand Ning Sophida Kanchanarin, Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green and Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers – visited WuttisakBeauty where they “bonded” with snails – a main ingredient in the Thai company’s beauty products.
Check out #Ning and #kittycat in the clip!
The calm before the storm, so to speak.
Today is a light and easy day for the Miss Universe 2018 candidates before the official start of activities tomorrow in Bangkok.
Relaxing day moreso for Miss Philippines Catriona Gray who did some fittings, particularly the Thai Silk dress by the Asavagroup that she will wear on Thai night of Miss Universe 2018 Wednesday next week.
Our Queen is wearing a NIñOFRANCO skirt with T’boli embroidery.
ASEAN Ladies (Left to right): Miss Singapore Zahra Khanum, Miss Malaysia Jane Teoh, Miss Philippines Catriona Gray and Miss Indonesia Sonia Fergina
Styled by Ton Lao and Justine Aliman.
Day 2 is Fitting Day at Miss Universe 2018. Fitting for Sherri Hill, the swimwear, the Thai night outfit etc. So I decided to do some Cat-spotting for now.
Just click on the quick clips below one by one.
Miss Universe 2018 #roommates:
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray and Miss Indonesia Sonia Fergina
What say you, dear readers, about their room pairing?
Miss Universe 2018 Day 2:
At Dusit Thani Bangkok, Miss Philippines Catriona Gray is wearing a white dress with interesting texture from Queen Street West by Noel Crisostomo, bag from Cali and shoes by Jojo Bragais.
Stylists: Vhee Co | Francis Chee | Andrea Justine Aliman