1. Catriona Gray's Instagram following jumps to 2.4 million after Miss Universe win
The entire country watched in awe as Catriona Gray took back the crown and became Miss Universe 2018 on December 17. Yesterday, Cat achieved an Insta-milestone when she hit 1 million followers. After her big win, her social following more than doubled: She is now at 2.4 million. The new Miss Universe, of course, took to Insta to thank everyone for their support: "When I was 13, my mum told me, 'Honey, I dreamt of you winning @missuniverse in a red dress.' At that time I thought nothing of it, and today my mother's dream came true."
2. Nicole Cordoves reveals details about Catriona Gray's 'slow-mo' turn on TWBA
First runner-up Miss Grand International 2016 Nicole Cordoves guest starred in Tonight With Boy Abunda and revealed details on how Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray executed her now-viral slow-mo turn. Apparently, in the beginning of her training with mentor Carlos Buendia Jr., Cat had a tough time: "...May [scoliosis] siya, Tito Boy, so yung first few practices nila talaga, umiiyak siya kasi yung posture pa lang na you're gonna pull yourself like this, straight na straight yung body mo and you get the curves, ang hirap para sa kanya."
3. Fans think Catriona Gray looked like Jessica Rabbit during the Miss Universe finale
Understandably, everyone is *still* talking about Catriona Gray's lava-inspired Mak Tumang gown. But fans have also lovingly noticed that her winning look at Miss Universe 2018 resembled that of Jessica Rabbit's!
4. Check out this 'lava gown-inspired' makeup look
What we're loving about Catriona Gray's win is how it inspired artists to create some of their own beauty looks. For example, we're living for blogger Drian Bautista's lava gown-inspired creation:
5. Heart Evangelista posted a vlog about her Amanpulo trip with BFF Lovi Poe
Heart Evangelista's new vlog on her Amanpulo trip with BFF Lovi Poe left us smiling and wanting to book a trip to the beach ASAP (yes, even in the middle of December)! Plus, they gave us pointers on how to ~*pose*~ while you're on vacation. ;)
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