- Mak Tumang went nostalgic on his recent Instagram post about how his collaboration with Catriona Gray started
- He posted a throwback picture of a gown and started his post with "WHERE IT ALL BEGAN May 2, 2016"
- He expressed his gratitude and happiness that he was able to capture the heart of the many with his works
Mak Tumang shared a throwback picture of a gown on his recent Instagram post, as he went nostalgic reminiscing the day when his collaboration with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray started.
KAMI learned that it all began when someone named Reynaldo Santos texted him, asking him to support Catriona with her journey in Miss World.
Mak also opened up about how grateful and thankful he is for the huge change that happened to his life. He also had some "What if's?" on his post.
He added that her love for the Miss Universe 2018 has opened doors of opportunities for him.
"Butterfly Effect. Indeed, a small change can give rise to a huge tidal wave. Who would have thought that a simple text message and a single dress could totally change my fate @reynaldovsantosjr message became my passageway to the pageantry world with @catriona_gray . Thinking about it, what if I said no? What if I declined? But my love for Catriona paved way for one opportunity that led to many doors. I am grateful. Immensely grateful," he wrote.
The comment section of his post was flooded by positive comments from netizens.
"Sir @maktumang all the disappointments, heartbreak and second fiddling in the World prepared you for the Universe. God knows your kind heart and rewarded you in His perfect time"
"Dressing Catriona Gray is just a part of the equation. You yourself is burning with passion. That is what fueled you to the top."
"I remember recommending you to a pageant girl who was looking for someone to make her gowns, that was at a time when you "weren't so famous yet" but your work was spectacular already. I'm not sure why she never ended up having anything done by you but I'm sure she regrets it now"
"You are wonderful Mak. Thank you for creating those beautiful dresses for @catriona_gray. I'm looking forward to meet you."
Mak Tumang is a Pampanga native designer and son of Mexico Pampanga Mayor Teddy Tumang. He is the one behind Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's stunning gowns.
He has also dressed several famous celebrities and beauty queens.
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