Beauty and brains--this is probably the most cliche (but truest!) line we’ll hear during pageant season. Every year, we look forward to that one night wherein the whole world--the Universe, rather--would stop whatever they’re doing to witness the most beautiful women compete in one prestigious event.
Proudly representing the Philippines is Catriona Gray. A former Miss World candidate, this Filipino-Australian beauty is not a new face in the pageant world. She has, indeed, come a long way from where she began; she has created her mark not only on the local and international judges’ scorecards, but also in the hearts of many!
Early this month, Catriona flew to Bangkok, Thailand where she showed the whole Universe what a true Filipina beauty queen is made of: beauty, passion, and brains. After conquering the different stages of the competition, Philippines’ Catriona Gray was eventually crowned as Miss Universe 2018. In case you missed it, here are some highlights (plus, our favorite looks!) of Catriona on her journey to Miss Universe!
Preliminaries. Prior to the coronation night, Catriona made sure she was nothing less than perfect. Her effortless beauty in her Ibong Adarna-inspired gown made her stand out from the rest! She conquered the stage in just her barely-there makeup (which she did all by herself!) and long, straight hair. How is she even real?!
Swimsuit Strut. After the Top 20 finalists’ opening statements, the list was cut down to 10. It was during this round that Catriona got to flaunt her enviable curves, flowy waves, and signature slo-mo turn (again!).
Long Gown Walk. This is where the competition got a little ~hotter~. Catriona seized her moment and (lava) walked her way across the stage wearing her lava-inspired gown. And, to complete her look, she slightly moved her mid-part waves to the side, creating a glamorous side-part ‘do that highlighted her iconic ear cuff!
Crowning Moment. After the nerve-wracking Q&A portion of the competition, Miss Universe-Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned as Miss Universe 2018! Don’t you just love how the crown and her hair look (absolutely) good together? It’s like a match made in heaven, tbh!
Catriona Gray is a living proof that we can all #WearTheCrown if we work hard-- and if we’ve got the winning look! From being a model to being the Miss Universe, Catriona proved that she has what it takes to reign supreme-- she’s got the talent, the charm, the brains, the heart, and the looks! She used all her strengths (especially her ultimately beautiful hair!) to her advantage, and made the crown rightfully hers.
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