Tyra Banks has made no secret about her admiration of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and even lauded her famous “Lava Walk.” After obsessing about the walk, she ordered shoes from Jojo Bragais, the designer of Catriona’s shoes during the pageant.
“‘Di ba si Tyra Banks, she commended ‘yung ‘Lava Walk’ ni Cat? Sobrang funny because the stylist of Tyra Banks called me up. ‘Hey, puwede ka bang gumawa ng shoes for Tyra Banks?’” he shared with ABS-CBN News.
Jojo said that she ordered some thigh-high boots and a pair of mid-calf boots which she’s expected to wear at an upcoming event.
Tyra is not the first A-list celebrity that Jojo has designed for. Celebrities who admire his creations include the Spice Girls who are set to wear the shoes for their upcoming concert in May.
“‘Yung laging nagsusuot ng shoes ko, si Mel B, ‘yung sa Spice Girls. Siya rin ang nag-recommend na gawin ko ‘yung shoes ng concert nila,” he said.
“Ang dream ko sa Bragais is to be a brand na Filipinos can be proud of. Pag tama ‘yung motivation mo, success will follow, money will follow. Kailangan mo lang simulan nang tama, maging mabuting tao ka, you help out the best possible way na puwede mong magawa. I believe in karma. Whatever you give will come back,” he shared.
Aside from shoes, his brand also creates men’s wear, bags, fragrances, and makeup.
Supermodel Tyra is currently the host of America’s Got Talent and is best known for her Top Model show that has several international versions.