- Catriona Gray admitted that she encountered a problem during the national costume show
- She said a technical error occurred during her ramp
- Catriona also responded to critiques about her “awkward” walk
Binibining Pilipinas – Universe Catriona Gray finally spoke up about the national costume mishap that she experienced during the first event of Miss Universe 2018.
KAMI learned that the beauty queen wore an outfit that represented the three main regions of the Philippines which are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Catriona was able to catch a lot of attention from viewers with her huge lantern-inspired props that was put on her back to add to the aesthetic and cultural appeal of her costume.
However, some netizens noticed that the Filipina model’s walk was a bit awkward on the event since the outfit that she was wearing was evidently heavy.
There were also other social media users who suggested that it would have been better if the lantern-inspired prop was lit up to really feel the essence of Christmas.
Because of this, Catriona unhesitatingly explained that her costume actually had LED lights but there were just technical errors when she flaunted it already.
The beauty queen admitted that she did try to test the lights of her costume days and hours before the show and they were working then.
“Just before I went out on stage, I tried to turn it on again and again and it was working so I am not sure if the wires just got moved during the transport here to Thailand or what happened,” she quipped.
“It just so happened that on the day itself and on the time that I walked out of stage, yung ilaw ko or the lights, they weren’t working and I am really, really sad about it,” she added.
With regards to criticisms that she walked awkwardly during the much-awaited show, the Philippines’ bet reasoned out that her costume was too heavy and its wheels did not cooperate well during her ramp.
She explained that the wheels on her outfit can only function well on a tiled or wooden floor and tshe did not expect that a carpet will be put on the stage.
“The parol itself is really heavy. I was initially supposed to carry it but the weight was just too heavy and it was on my shoulders so we just had to put it on wheels,” Catriona stressed.
“The wheels that we prepared for is for the flat floor, tiled or wooden floor, just a smooth floor and I didn’t expect that the floor for the national costume competition would be carpet so when I walked on the carpet, the wheels were not running smoothly and it’s really hard to pull,” she added.
Here is the video of her full statement after the national costume show:
In a previous article by KAMI, the Bicolana model wowed a lot of netizens with her national costume which she called “LuzViMinda.”
Catriona is a Filipina beauty queen who is dubbed as the “strongest contender” of the Philippines in Miss Universe. She will try to bring home the 4th crown for the country on December 17.
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