Last night, the homecoming celebrations for Catriona Gray continued with “Raise Your Flag For Catriona Gray,” a special show at Araneta Coliseum featuring tributes to the reigning Miss Universe.
It was a star-studded event as Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Universe 2015), Venus Raj (Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up), Shamcey Supsup (Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up), Arielle Arida (Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner-up), Mary Jean Lastimosa (Miss Universe 2014 top 10 finalist), Maxine Medina (Miss Universe 2016 top 6 finalist), and Rachel Peters (Miss Universe 2017 top 10 finalist) walked the runway in red creations.
To the delight of the crowd, Catriona recreated her lava walk in the iconic Mak Tumang gown she wore when she was crowned Miss Universe.
Maymay Entrata, who was rumored to star in a Maalaala Mo Kaya episode about Catriona’s life, also walked the runway in a gown designed by Mak Tumang.
At one point during the show, Catriona sat down for an interview with Vice Ganda. Asked about her top candidates leading up to the coronation night, Catriona named Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green, Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez, and Miss Costa Rica Natalia Carvajal. “Miss Venezuela’s walk is killer. Miss South Africa is very well-spoken. Miss Costa Rica has a natural, friendly personality.”
Steve Harvey, the Miss Universe host who famously announced the wrong winner during the year that Pia was crowned queen, was also the host of the 2018 pageant. Catriona told Vice Ganda, “I was hoping and praying that he says [the winner's name] right. ‘Yon ang fear e, 'di ba?"
We can’t wait for the whole show airing on March 10 on ABS-CBN!
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