- Catriona Gray proudly showed-off her national costume for this year’s Miss Universe
- It is inspired by the three regions in the Philippines, namely: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
- There will also be a huge lantern-inspired props at the back
Binibining Pilipinas – Universe Catriona Gray excitedly showed to public the national costume that she will be using in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
KAMI learned that the beauty queen flaunted the said outfit through her social media account hours before the National Costume Competition in Pattaya, Thailand.
More than 90 contestants from different countries and continents will be parading their local-inspired costumes today at the Nong Nooch International Convention Center.
Catriona decided to wear an outfit that is inspired by the three regions in the Philippines which are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
During her preparations, some photos already surfaced online showing the Bicolana beauty wearing a Pintados-styled attire created by Jearson Demavivas who also made her costume during her Binibining Pilipinas stint.
In a video of the Pinay contestant which was posted online, she shared how her outfit represents the three main regions of the country.
She expressed that all the accessories, props, and extra things that she will be wearing highlight the tradition and culture of the Filipinos from the three stars of the national flag.
"My outfit is inspired by the three regions of the Philippines,” Catriona quipped.
"I have hand-made brass accessories, headpiece, and brass belt from Mindanao. The body suit is from Visayas. My extra piece, which is over there, is from Luzon,” she added.
In another video posted by @titasofpageantry, the huge extra piece that the beauty queen was referring to was spotted on cam.
It is a big Christmas lanter-inspired props that will be attached on the back of Catriona for added aesthetic and cultural appeal.
"It's never been done before by a Filipino candidate,” she revealed.
"And usually, the only hint that I give is that it's buong Pilipinas or whole of Philippines but another hint that I'll give just for this Facebook live is that a part of it represents Christma,” she added.
The Grand Coronation night of the prestigious Miss Universe 2018 is scheduled Monday, December 17, at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
In a previous article by KAMI, the Pinay model promoted the Philippines specifically the regions in Luzon through a trending video.
Catriona Gray, or Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray in real life, was born on January 6, 1994. Before she joined and won in the Binibining Pilipinas, she already competed n the Miss World 2016 and finished in the Top 5.
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