Miss Philippines’ Catriona Gray graced the Miss Universe 2018 stage with her slow-motion walk while wearing a stunning pink swimsuit during the pageant’s preliminary competition on Thursday.
Netizens praised the beauty queen’s “walk and stare” on Twitter, saying she is the Philippine’ pride.
“Catriona’s walk and stare ughhhh she is carrying the Philippines with so much passion and love #Philippines #MissUniverse,” Jo Tolentino said.
Another netizen, Noel Soriano, said Gray is already a “fan favorite” in the pageant.
“Miss Philippines’ Catriona Gray is now trending worldwide! She’s undeniably the fans’ favorite to win the Miss Universe crown! Laban Pilipinas! #MissPhilippines #MissUniverse2018 @catrionaelisa,” Soriano said.
Miss Philippines' Catriona Gray is now trending worldwide! She's undeniably the fans' favorite to win the Miss Universe crown! Laban Pilipinas! #MissPhilippines #MissUniverse2018 @catrionaelisa 👑 pic.twitter.com/D1rWjWxhuQ
— Noel Soriano (@noelontheroad) December 13, 2018
Other netizens also showed their support and cheered for the 24-year-old beauty queen.
— howie (@lifeofhoward_) December 13, 2018
— Melgen Ryan (@ryanmelgen) December 13, 2018
— Marnie Raro (@marnieraro) December 13, 2018
“Catriona” and “Miss Philippines” were also trending tweets in the Philippines during the competition.
As of posting, the preliminary competition is still ongoing and is being aired at the official website of Miss Universe. /ee