Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray poses for photographer Dookie Ducay in impromptu shots at the Mezzanine Loft of Makati Shangri-La, Manila during Saturday night’s ABS-CBN Ball 2018.
Gown by Mak Tumang
Styling by Ton Lao
Heels by Jojo Bragais
MUA Memay Francisco
Hair Brent Sales
Nails Mimi Q. Reyes
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!
Photo credit: Bruce Casanova
Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray is uber excited about returning to Thailand for Miss Universe 2018. And how cool is it that her last overseas vacation late last month (sponsored by Air Asia) was in the Land of Smiles where she visited Bangkok and Chiang Mai together with Angelica Alita, Jojo Bragais and Jolo Luarca (who put together the clip).
Cat loves everything about Thailand that when she was there, it showed in the way she embraced the culture and the locals. She made heads turn everywhere and her face has already started to become familiar with a lot of the pageant fans out there.
Watch the one-minute vid now.
This coming May 1, the Coronation Night of Mutya nin Bogñabong (a Barangay in Tabaco City, Albay) will crown the most Queen-worthy among the fifteen lovely contenders.
What three things make this pageant extra special? First, the King of Pageant Heels (and my favorite shoemaker of an anak) Jojo Bragais is the organizer. It is his way of giving back to his hometown on his birthday. Secondly, a surprise guest performer will serenade the ladies, and I was told that it will be ABSCBN artist Xander Ford. And third, two of my dearest lovelies will serve as judges – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Bb. Pilipinas 2016 1st Runner-Up Angelica Alita.
This is going to be an exciting finals!
Don’t miss it if you’re in Albay!
Credits for the swimsuit shots of the candidates:
Styling – Vhee Co
Photography – Mark Neto Diaz
The Official Candidates of Mutya nin Bogñabong 2018
1. Claress B. Burce
2. Margarette Briton
3. Christine M. Taduran
4. Rica Joy Bon
5. Jasmine Jiocsion
6. Maryens Bueno
7. Judy Ann B. Taller
8. Mary Grace Trilles
9. Mary Rose M. Bermas
10. Giezell Kenette Kallus
11. Christaline Reina Bequillo
12. Aliya C. Rohilla
13. Abegail M. Borlaza
14. Sheila Rose Calingacion
15. Glendle Mae B. Buenavente
Last night, a Victory Dinner was hosted by Hannah’s Beach Resort & Convention Center and AMWSLAI in honor of their favorite Queen – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray – at Romulo Cafe in Quezon City. Close friends and associates attended the gathering where she thanked everyone who supported her bid during Bb. Pilipinas 2018. Present were Col. Ricardo Nolasco Jr. and daughter Hannah, Ton Lao, Jojo Bragais, Clint Bondad, Nicole Cordoves, Tessera Jewelry owners and more.
Very soon, Cat will start her training for Miss Universe 2018 which – I hear – is likely to happen by September-October. No official confirmations on where it will be held, though.
Guess who’s in town for tomorrow’s Grand Coronation Night of Bb. Pilipinas 2018? Miss Universe Organization Vice-President Shawn McClain @theshawnmcclain, that’s who! Photo shows him with Pageant Heels Maker Jojo Bragais during technical rehearsals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
It’s all up to you on how to read into his presence, dear readers.