Miss Universe 2018: Story Behind Catriona Gray’s Mayon-Inspired Gown

Story Behind Catriona Gray’s Mayon-Inspired Evening Gown on Miss Universe 2018 Coronation Night

MISS UNIVERSE 2018 – Here is the story behind the Mayon-inspired evening gown of the newly crowned Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray. 

The new Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray made every Filipino proud for winning the prestigious beauty contest.

The Filipina beauty queen from Albay was crowned as Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand earlier this morning, December 17, 2018.

Despite being far from her Filipino fans, Catriona still gathered admirers in Thailand. They even gave her a nickname “Luk Maew” which means Kitten.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray
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All of the outfit Catriona Gray starting from the preliminary round, she expose her patriotism for her beloved country, the Philippines.

On her National costume, she wore ornaments and style inspired by the three major islands in the country: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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Catriona’s evening gown was derived from a famous Filipino epic poem “Ibong Adarna” which awed by a lot of audiences.

Following a previous article, Catriona Gray’s evening gown during the preliminary round of Miss Universe 2018 was paired with dangling earrings which she personally designed.

Catriona Gray 1
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On the coronation night, Catriona confidently stunned all the audience with her beautiful red gown that was made by Mak Tumang.

Mak Tumang is the designer who also created her dress for the Binibining Pilipinas pageant and her preliminary evening gown.

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The Filipino beauty pageant enthusiast PowerhousePH shared some information about Catriona Gray’s long gown.

On thecaption of the post, the username behind the tag name @powerhouseph expressed that Catriona wore a dress that symbolizes the Mayon Volcano.

The volcano in Albay is the most active volcano in the Philippine which also means Catriona was built with burning passion.


Netizens expressed their astonishment on the red evening gown of the newly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray and to her designer. Here are some of their comments on the post:

@artdlc: “Oh gosh…It represents lava, among other significant meanings!… she definitely conquered everything”

@angeloucm27: “Whoa! Its daragang magayon!…hail to the designer! 

@ariale14: “OMG!!! Ilove it. Perfect na perfect ky cat…Ang galing ng designer”

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