MANILA, Philippines – Catriona Gray has finally revealed who coined the name for her trademark strut during the recent Miss Universe pageant.
In a video posted by stylist Patrick Henry Mergano Carlos on his Instagram story, the Bicolana beauty gave a glimpse of her signature walk for Miss Universe 2018, aptly named “lava walk.” “Glide, sway, pivot, erupt like a molten rock,” the Instagram story’s caption read.
Explaining the move itself, Gray said, “It was like a mix of all the training that I had.”
In July this year, Gray also sampled her signature walk at ABS-CBN’s “Magandang Buhay.” Gray then said she does not know yet what her signature will be called.
“’Yung major important aspect lang sa mga catwalk is really the posture and then the face and then hips…and the posture’s easy it’s parang invisible string lang,” Gray said in July.
“When you walk, you’re giving an aura,” the Filipina beauty said as she turned on stage in a slow motion while showing off her ear cuffs.
Gray is not new to the catwalk as she previously competed in Miss World 2016 where she landed in the pageant’s top 5.
In September, Gray also walked at the New York Fashion Week runway in her Sherri Hill gown.
Gray is set to compete with 94 other beauties in the 2018 edition of Miss Universe which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17.