While hosting a local pageant this year, Gretchen Ho surprised netizens with her unusually sexy gown, which she followed up with another form-fitting gown during the recent ABS-CBN Ball. “While hosting Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines, I was very comfortable. Kasi pag nag-va-volleyball naman kami naka-short shorts lang din kami. It’s just that I’ve been more conservative in the past years. Pero ngayon it’s a more daring Gretchen and also I think parang I think I’m embracing my being an Asian. Kasi di ba yung sa Crazy Rich Asians, yun kasi yung look ko doon eh. So loud and proud (laughs). I’m a big fan of the movie,” she told PUSH.
Of her ABS-CBN Ball gown, Gretchen said it heralded her updated new image. “It’s a Versace-inspired gown. I’s very modern, sleep, very fresh, new, sharp also. We didn’t want it to be like the past gowns I’ve worn. It’s a more mature Gretchen. Actually, I think not super duper sexy because I’m still doing the news but a little more daring. I feel like after the past years I’ve feel like I’ve become braver and stronger also with everything that I’ve been doing. Umakyat ako ng Mt. Apo, nag-re-racing ako. Then I did the wing walking. So I feel like it’s really bringing out another side of me,” she shared.