It takes a whole lot for a pageant to feel cool and fresh. The entire idea of a competitIon based on looks and looks is passe, but amid the spectacle of last night’s Miss Universe contest, something extra ordinary happened. The night’s big winner Catriona Gray, a 24 year old model who represented the Philippines, took to the stage and gave a runway walk worthy of Fashion month.
Gray’s “lava walk” first created a storm over the weekend when footage from the preliminary competition hit the Internet.
Thanks to her confident stride and final ywirl, the strut caught the attention of world super model Tyra Banks, who retweeted the clip and added some America’s Next Top Model–esque commentary. “Pinoy power to the max!” “You did it! And that walk and confidence? I mean . . . next-level fierce!”
#MissUniverse Philippines Catriona Gray does her signature lava walk in her sizzling red evening gown.
VIDEO CREDIT: Under License from Miss Universe, LLP pic.twitter.com/dzuMJX5E6e
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) December 17, 2018