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Catriona Gray to include ‘entire Philippines’ in Miss Universe national costume

Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo - Philstar.com
Catriona Gray to include âentire Philippinesâ in Miss Universe national costume
Catriona Gray parading her winning national costume for Binibining Pilipinas 2018
Screenshot from Instagram/@catrionauniverse

MANILA, Philippines — When it comes to her performance and outfits for the upcoming Miss Universe 2018 beauty pageant on December 17 in Thailand, it is going to be “all or nothing” for Philippine bet Catriona Gray.

“Everything that’s worth doing is worth doing well. Like in Binibining Pilipinas, I went for all or nothing, and the same applies for Miss Universe,” Catriona revealed during her recent send-off press conference in Araneta Center, Cubao.


Her evening gown for Miss Universe, she said, was designed by Mak Tumang, the same designer who made her gown for Bb. Pilipinas.

“I’m so excited for you guys to see it!” she exclaimed.

But unlike other Miss Universe candidates, like Miss Japan Yuumi Kato who will reportedly don a costume that converts from a Japanese kimono into Sailor Moon, and Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie who will allegedly come out as a human Banh Mi or Vietnamese sandwich, Catriona refuses to reveal her national costume until the national costume competition on December 10.

“My national costume is a collaboration between Jearson Dimavivas, the designer of my national costume sa Binibini din, at saka Jojo Bragais,” Catriona bared.

“I’m not going to reveal what my national costume is yet. The only hint that I’m giving you is buong Pilipinas,” she added.

Reliable sources told Philstar.com that indigenous tribes have been employed to do the beadwork of Catriona’s alleged “Luzviminda”-themed national costume.

A trending photo of a big crate en route to Thailand reportedly contains the Philippine bet’s costume.


It can be recalled that Catriona’s Mindanao princess-inspired national costume made her win Binibining Pilipinas’ first ever Pitoy Moreno National Costume Award, named in honor of fashion designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno, the so-called “Fashion Czar of Asia.”





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