Catriona Gray's New York Fashion Week debut creates buzz

by FM Ganal
Sep 14, 2018
Catriona Gray walks for the show of Sherri Hill at the New York Fashion Week.

Catriona Gray's runway debut at this year's New York Fashion Week was something both the pageant and fashion fans looked forward to.

The country's representative to this year's Miss Universe walked for the show of designer Sherri Hill—one of Miss Universe Organization's brand partners—at the Gotham Hall on September 9 (Philippine time).

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"Bakit ako?" Catriona wrote on her Instagram post on September 8, "When I got the call back in Manila I was incredulous, to be flown to NYC to work with @sherrihill—I couldn't believe it, ako ba?

"Thank you @sherrihill for the amazing opportunity and for seeing something in me!"

How did she fare?

An Instagram user wrote, "Catriona giving us face during the Sherri Hill Fashion Show. This is the face of a Miss Universe, y'all."

She paraded two gowns of the American designer, and certainly owned both looks.

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According to WWD—a 108-year-old news journal—in terms of social media engagement, Sherri Hill's show came in second place after Ralph Lauren's show

The former generated "1.7 million" likes, shares, and comments.

WWD's interview with Tracy David, marketing head of media company Listen First, stated that the "top three posts on Facebook" featured Catriona and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.

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Alam kong nabasa nyo na 'to kanina pa pero post ko pa rin kasi nakaka-proud. ???????? WOW! This proves that we Filipino fans are the best in the world because of our undeniable support that we give to our representatives. ? Let's give ourselves a good pat on our shoulders for a job well done. ???? So, I therefore conclude that kapag nanalo si Catriona sa MU tataas ratings nila charot!!!! ???????????????????laki talaga ng ulo ko jusko ???? Congratulations, Sherri Hill! ???? #missuniverse2018 #missuniverse #missuniverso #roadtomissuniverse #roadtomu #confidentlybeautiful #missuniversephilippines #missphilippines #sherrihill #catrionagray #catrionaforsherrihill #nyfw #fashion #pageantry

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Catriona Gray walks for the show of Sherri Hill at the New York Fashion Week.
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