- Catriona Gray looked stunning in her evening gown
_ A lot of netizens were really amazed by it as well as by how she showed it off
- The designer of the gown, Mak Tumang, revealed the symbolism behind the elegant wear
The evening gown that was sported by Catriona Gray during the Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries, is not just a striking dress but it has something more than that.
Its designer, Mak Tumang, disclosed the symbolism and inspiration of it on his social media account.
According to him, it is inspired by the Philippine Adarna Bird and Phoenix.
Aside from that, the details of the gown have something to do with the Miss Universe crown which is the Mikimoto Crown.
Mak explained every single detail of it and it's safe to say that it was crafted intelligently and passionately.
"ADARNA: The Blazing Siren The 'Ibong Adarna' is a mythological pulchritudinous bird that could change in several fascinating guises. Its enchanting voice can enable complete healing to anyone who hears it. Some artists liken it to the mythological Phoenix where it recurrently regenerates itself by arising amidst a spectacle of flames and candescence. This makes it a fitting symbol of resilience, rising and rebirth, " he wrote.
The genius designer also connected it with Catriona's attributes.
"Catriona has a resilient, tenacious and unwavering spirit. Her voice is truly captivating literally and figuratively. She uses it to influence, advance her timely causes and both melt and heal hearts. Her will-power and burning passion drive her to make every Filipino proud in whatever she does. She is the blazing Adarna! Watch her rise in glory along with our hopes and dreams for our beloved country: the Philippines!" He added.
Catriona also added the relevance of the earrings she used on the same night.
"My earrings were designed by me and executed by @tesserajewelry as another ode to the Philippines with the Philippine sun and golden South Sea pearls, our national gem. ," she wrote.
The Grand Coronation night of the prestigious Miss Universe 2018 is scheduled Monday, December 17, at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Catriona Gray is a Filipino-Australian actress and model who was born on born January 6, 1994. She already joined and became a finalist in Miss World 2016 before winning the Miss Universe Philippines this year.
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