MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Miss Universe 2018 has officially started on Thursday December 13 in Bangkok with the preliminaries held at the Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand
The production opened with Stephanie Cameron, choreographer of the Miss Universe pageant introducing the candidates. The Philippines’ bet, Catriona Gray, clad in a black sequined dress, received loud cheers from the audience.
The stage heated up during the swimsuit portion. Catriona, sizzles, wearing a pink swimwear, did not disappoint the crowd, who continued to cheer her on during the 2018 Miss Universe preliminary competition.
During the evening gown portion, the ladies showed everyone how regal they were. Catriona’s gown is inspired by Evening Gown made by Mak Tumang. Inspired from the Ibong Adarna, Phoenix & Mikimoto Crown. From the “Celebration” theLuzViMinda inspired national costume, Tnalak inspired outfits during preliminary interview, to the Ibong Adarna inspired long gown. Catriona did not just represented herself but the whole country