Catriona Gray wears Waling-Waling-inspired gown at Bb. Pilipinas 2019

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Catriona Gray wears a Waling-Waling-inspired gown by Mak Tumang for her farewell walk at Binibining Pilipinas 2019 on June 9, at the Araneta Coliseum.


Catriona Gray stuns in another custom-made gown by Mak Tumang.

For her farewell walk at the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 held on Sunday night, June 9, at the Araneta Coliseum, the 25-year-old beauty queen's gown took inspiration from the waling-waling flower.

The designer uploaded some photos, and wrote in the caption, "The Waling-waling is a paragon of unmitigated beauty.

"Many regard it as the rarest, most beautiful and the most expensive among all the flora our country has.

"This rightfully gives justice to its being dubbed as the 'Queen of Philippine Flowers.'

"Moreover, even the native Bagobos revered it as a 'diwata' (fairy) because of its unparalleled and captivating beauty."

The Kapampangan designer also likened Catriona to a waling-waling flower. 

He explained, "This representation fits perfectly to what our Miss Universe Catriona Gray is. 

"She is absolutely a queen of beauty and substance.

"This flower, like Catriona, continues to be on treetops and aspires for greater heights.

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"The Queen of the Filipinos' hearts bids farewell to her reign here.

"Yet, she will incessantly reach and touch the bright sun, making her justly symbolic of the Filipino’s unceasing hope and tenacity."

Aside from this gown, Catriona wore a sunny yellow halter strap gown during the early part of the pageant.

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It was also made by Mak.

Justine Aliman styled her for the pageant's grand coronation night.

Catriona's glam team included stylist Justine Aliman, makeup artist Jelly Eugenio, and hairstylist Brent Sales.


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Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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