Everybody loves a winner.
Isang araw bago naganap ang coronation show ng 67th Miss Universe, nagpasalamat si Catriona Gray dahil umabot sa 1 million mark ang followers ng Instagram account niya.
Ilang oras matapos koronahan si Catriona bilang Miss Universe 2018 sa Bangkok, Thailand, pumalo sa 2 million ang IG followers niya at inaasahang lalampas ito sa dalawang milyon sa mga susunod na oras.
Hindi lamang si Catriona ang nadagdagan ang followers dahil instant celebrity sa Bangkok ang kanyang actor boyfriend na si Clint Bondad, na naging pantasya ng mga kathoey o Thai gay.
Isang Thai journalist ang nagtanong kay Catriona sa presscon tungkol kay Clint dahil maraming Thai fans ang curious sa boyfriend niya.
“I haven’t spoken to anyone except my parents yet. It’s been a whirlwind ever since I got on stage so maybe tonight, I’d be able to catch up with my team and family,” sagot ng fourth Pinay Miss Universe.
Pinatotohanan ni MJ Marfori ng TV5 na may fans si Clint, mostly gays, sa Thailand dahil ito ang sinabi sa kanya ng isang Thai transwoman journalist.
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@catriona_gray you have the whole arena behind you �?��? Go get it! Since the very day I met you in Baguio in that tiny elevator when we merly were just kids I knew that you are different. You felt untouchable. Like I met someone specific but couldn't figure out who it was. Never met a more intelligent woman in my life. You seem to capture the stars and are simply a creator by heart. You are a specialist made to move the world. A rocket breaking through the atmosphere bringing back a piece of heaven. Words will never be enough to capture who you are... I know this is a huge day but this will literally just be the beginning. Special thanks to @jhay.layson for the amazing outfit �?�?�?�?�?�?
Sa naturang presscon, muling binanggit ni Catriona ang panaginip ng kanyang ina na si Normita Magnayon Gray noong 13 years old pa siya.
"When I was thirteen years old, my mother told me I had a dream that you were in Miss Universe and you won in a red dress.
"So when I saw her earlier, she said I dreamed this and she had tears in her eyes," kuwento ni Catriona.
Unwittingly, red dress ang suot ng nanay ni Catriona nang panoorin nito ang final show ng 67th Miss Universe sa Impact Arena kaya parang ang sarili rin niya ang kanyang napanaginipan noong 13 years old si Catriona.
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When I was 13, my mum told me "Honey, I dreamt of you winning @missuniverse in a red dress." At that time I thought nothing of it, and today my mother's dream came true. �?� Where do I even begin? Lord God, I lift everything up to you - to glorify and honour you. �??? Philippines �??��??� what an amazing honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects. I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, but I'll forever be your Miss Philippines. �?��?�???�??? To my team @carlosbuendiajr @bragaisjojo @mitagray @binibiningnicolecordoves @jololuarca @justine.aliman19 @ton_lao @vheecostyle @francischee_ @styledbypatrickhenry @visionerickson @ardelpresentacion @mackycombe @harleybarleyyy @jellyeugenio @hairbybrentsales @memayfrancisco @mimsqiu @momoisupe @tesserajewelry @maktumang @jearsond @theaiveeclinic @empiredentallounge @jed_jimenez I wouldn't have been able to do any of this with all your time, effort and love �??? #MissUniverse @missuniverse
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