Printer Friendly

In photos: Catriona Gray recalls Binibining Pilipinas journey.

In photos: Catriona Gray recalls Binibining Pilipinas journey !-- -- Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (Philstar.

com) - June 9, 2019 - 9:47pm MANILA, Philippines Before passing her crown to her Binibining Pilipinas successor, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Elisa Gray looked back to "where it all started": her journey as a Binibini. In her Instagram stories, the model-singer that represented Albay shared photos and videos of her training and preparations as Binibini 20. Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Screenshot from Instagram/Catriona Gray Catriona also gave a shout out to her fellow queens who will also be passing on their crowns.

class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink= class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink= Catriona, who went on to become the Philippines' fourth Miss Universe titleholder, has been famous for her lava walk and lava gown, inspired by Mt. Mayon, a famous landmark in her hometown Albay.

Related video: Lava walk inventor shares origin of Catriona's famous strut Her lava walk then inspired dozens of memes and parodies. International supermodel and TV host Tyra Banks called Catriona's slow-motion spin and catwalk skill a manifestation of "Pinoy power to the max.

" Though her reign had a slew of controversies, including breakup with long-time boyfriend Clint Bondad and Australia staking a claim on her, Catriona has been steadfast in representing the Philippines in all fronts from championing local beauty products in a makeup tutorial for Vogue, to creating awareness on the plight of Filipino children in Tondo through her charity, Young Focus. Related video: Catriona's mentor shared what makes her unique from other beauty queens Born in Queensland, Australia, Catriona has an Australian father, Ian Gray, while her mom, Normita Ragas Magnayon, is from Albay, which is why she represented Albay in Binibining Pilipinas.

Catriona was named after her paternal grandmother, accomplished painter Catherine Gray nee Ross from Scotland. A taekwondo black belter, the 25-year-old TV host, model and singer earned a Masters Certificate in Music Theory from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.

She also have a Certificate in Outdoor Recreation. Apart from being the lead singer of her school's jazz band, she starred in local "Miss Saigon" productions.

After taking up high school in Australia, she moved to Manila, where she became a top model at the age of 18. In 2016, Gray was hailed as Miss World Philippines and she competed at the Miss World 2016 pageant, where she landed in the Top 5. She also received special awards such as the Multimedia Award, 2nd place in Talent, and Top 5 finalist for Beauty with a Purpose project.

After her Binibining Pilipinas reign, Catrionais set to pass on her Miss Universe crown later this year.
COPYRIGHT 2019 PhilSTAR Daily, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Philippines Star (Manila, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Jun 9, 2019
Words:695
Previous Article:Eddie Garcia's doctor: Fractured neck, not heart attack or stroke.
Next Article:13 die as truck crashes in Camarines Sur.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters