Days after Catriona Gray was crowned the Miss Universe 2018, the fever is still on for fans and some big names in showbiz, including Ina Raymundo who has previously commended the 24-year-old beauty queen for a job well done.
“Tumigil ang Universe namin sa set ng Ngayon at Kailanman! Congratulations, [Catriona Gray]! You make us, all Pinoys, super proud! You were amazing and every inch a queen with a huge heart for children! Mabuhay, Philippines,” wrote the sexy star on Instagram last Monday, along with a few clips from their viewing party during the NAK taping.
However, not that many fans know that Ina used to dream of joining the same pageant 25 years ago. In a separate post last Wednesday, the 43-year-old star shared a photo of her channeling her inner beauty queen as she wore a replica of the Miss Universe sash and iconic Mikimoto crown.
“Isa sa mga pangarap ko 25 years ago. Ganito pala ang feeling,” said Ina, together with the hashtags #missuniversefever and #kinulangsaheight.
In a comment she wrote to a netizen asking her height, Ina revealed that she stands five foot and four inches tall—an inch short of the 5’5” height requirement for pageants of the Miss Universe.
Nevertheless, for fans and fellow friends from showbiz, Ina having failed to pursue such dream doesn’t make her any less of a queen.