- Catriona Gray wore a red gown at Miss Universe 2018
- Photos of the beauty queen wearing earlier versions of that gown went viral on social media
- Designer Mak Tumang also explained the symbolism behind the gown
The red evening gown worn by Catriona Gray at Miss Universe 2018 was one of the biggest reasons she won the pageant.
KAMI learned that photos of Catriona wearing earlier versions of the gown have gone viral.
Although not as eye-catching and as exciting as the final version, the prototype versions are still awesome designs, courtesy of Mak Tumang.
Swipe to the left to see the other photos in this viral Instagram post:
Mak also explained on social media the symbolism in Catriona’s gown:
“Today, Catriona is coming home. She is celebrating her roots – she is celebrating Albay! The prominent and iconic Mayon Volcano is the penultimate inspiration for this creation. It is dubbed as the ‘perfect cone’ because of its symmetric conical form. Folk tales have it that it was named after the mythological heroine ‘Daragang Magayon’ (Beautiful Lady). Despite its pulchritude is the fact that it is the most active volcano in the Philippines erupting numerous times in the past half a millennium. Catriona can be considered as the modern-day Daragang Magayon. She embodies the Filipina’s beauty, intelligence and burning passion. This lady is definitely on fire! Watch her erupt right before your very eyes and let the lava of grace, goodness and hope flow,” he wrote.
As reported earlier by KAMI, Catriona was crowned as the Miss Universe 2018.
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 Miss Universe this year.
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