Miss Philippines Catriona Gray during the Miss Universe 2018 Preliminaries at the Impact Arena: she doesn’t have the best body but she slayed the swimsuit round with her walk and a slow-motion turn at the start that sets apart her presentation from the rest. She knows how to work it, that’s for sure.
In the Evening Gown part, her Mak Tumang “Adarna” number may have elicited mixed reactions from some. But just like her initially frowned at National Costume, this creation grows on you the more you watch her presentation in high definition. Wow factor may not instantly be triggered but you know that she has it in her to bring the gown to life in the best way possible.
I can bravely say now that she is safely up there among the best five (5) performers in both segments.
I am a bit surprised at some individuals (outside of this blog’s readers) whose less than pleasant comments about Catriona are not the most convincingly stated that they appear “planted” just to tone down the hype on her. I can take constructive views but not impressions that the individual/s cannot substantiate with a decent explanation.
Oh well, let’s just wait and see come Monday morning.
Proud of our #kittycat!
Catriona in Jaz Cerezo swimwear
Catriona in a Cherry Veric gown
#BuongPilipinas, cheer and support Miss Philippines Catriona Gray tonight. She will present herself in the Swimwear and Evening Gown Preliminaries of Miss Universe 2018.
Photos above are courtesy of Raymond Saldaña Photography
Make up by : Jelly Eugenio
Hair by : Florenz
Styled by : Bonita Penaranda, Ton Lao and Patrick Henry Mergano
Swimwear : Jaz Cerezo
Evening Gown: Cherry Veric
Earrings by Christopher E Munar
The Miss Universe 2018 Preliminary Competition will take place tonight at the Impact Arena.
It will start at 7pm in Bangkok (8pm Manila).
There is a reported Live Stream on the pageant’s FB Page. Otherwise, check on this link tonight for a YouTube live feed of the show:
Or you may also try:
Now that the National Costume Competition is over and done with, we can all look forward to the Miss Universe 2018 Preliminaries this coming Thursday night at the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani.
#BuongPilipinas, let us keep on rallying behind our #kittycat Queen Catriona Gray as she continues to make us proud in the most important pre-pageant event of the entire competition – accounting for the swimsuit and evening gown scores that will determine the Top 20 on the Finals (with the separate closed-door interviews and the MUO deliberation held privately).
I just learned that three of the several judges are Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean, Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova and Filipino-American Designer Monique Lhuillier.
Catriona in Jearson Demavivas the morning after the National Costume Competition
In the meantime, below is the Visayas video of Cat’s National Costume.
Just a reminder to those who plan to purchase tickets for the Miss Universe 2018 Finals in Bangkok, Thailand (December 17, 7:00am, Impact Arena) – the selling will start this coming Sunday, November 18 at 10:00am in Bangkok (that would be 11:00am Manila time).
Just head straight to http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/performance/miss-universe-2018-th.html and get your mode of payment ready. The cheapest ones will sell fast so better be quick as well.
Just received an email:
Please be informed that we have changed the date & venue of Miss Earth 2011 to December 3, 2011 at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok.
Please kindly help to update them on your website and advise the link once it get done. If you need further info, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks & best regards,
CK Connection Co., Ltd.
Ok, so from Pattaya, the finals will be moved to Bangkok. Perhaps, the bigger (and grander) venue for the finals is merited. This also means that more people will be able to watch the same. Nice development! 🙂
Click above to see the running list of Miss Earth 2011 candidates