Beauty queen Catriona Gray shared the secrets to her pageant glam in a new feature for Vogue’s Beauty Secrets online segment.
Starting with a bare face, the Miss Universe 2018 demonstrated how she did her own makeup during her stint in the prestigious pageant last year.
“Originally from Cairns in Queensland, Australia, the 25-year-old beauty who represented the Philippines at the annual event made headlines for her ‘lava walk’ and presence onstage at Bangkok’s Impact Arena. Gray’s grace may have seemed effortless, but it took skill to make it to the top at what was only her second international competition,” wrote the fashion magazine of Catriona.
In her brief interview, the Filipino-Australian beauty wasn’t shy to talk about the challenges she faced during her transition from a model to a beauty queen.
“At my first pageant, I was a deer in headlights,” she admitted during a trip to the Vogue offices. “It was all such a fresh experience. I started off as a model, so I [had to] learn the difference between those two worlds.” Committed to winning, Catriona knew that round two would require a whole new outlook. “Once I had that experience, I prepared more,” she said. “I came back with a different kind of hunger and a whole new purpose.”
ONE WEEK AGO TODAY 😍✨ Philippines, what an honour it was to carry your name across my heart. 🇵🇭 @missuniverse I am grateful for so, so much. This year all my prayers were answered. 🙏 More so, I am so thankful I get to be with my loving parents and through Ms Universe, be able to bring joy to 104 million Filipinos this Christmas. Maligayang Pasko Philippines! Mahal ko kayo 🎁💙✨ #MissUniverse
Prior to Catriona, Vogue has featured Kelsey Merritt on the segment following her feat as the first Filipina model to ever grace the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
They‘ve also written about Catriona’s signature ‘lava walk’ during the height of her win as new reigning queen in December last year.