Catriona Gray's overall performance during the swimsuit and evening gown competitions at the Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries earned the nod of the country's pageant fans.

She looked fabulous in her hot pink swimsuit, and riveting in her Ibong Adarna-inspired gown designed by Mak Tumang.

Her makeup and sleek hairstyle were also on point!


ABS-CBN reporter Dyan Castillejo, who caught up with Catriona backstage during the evening gown competition, asked, "Who did your makeup?"

Smiling, she revealed, "Ako. Promise!"

Dyan added, "Hindi ka nagpatulong?"

Catriona proudly said, "Hindi. In fairness, a."

The Miss Universe 2018 preliminary round was held on Thursday night, December 13, at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok Thailand.

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Hours after the live streaming of the preliminaries concluded, Catriona's name, along with the hashtag #MissUniverse2018, trended worldwide.

Fans could not get over her "lava" walk on the Miss Universe 2018 runway.

It was safe to say that Filipinos were proud of Catriona's performance.


The grand coronation of Miss Universe 2018 will be on December 17, Monday.

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