Beauty queen and recording artist Catriona Gray is touring the province of Ilocos Norte as part of her Raise Your Flag Youtube vlog. The Miss Universe winner shared glimpses of her trip on her Instagram with some additional information about the province.
Catriona visited various tourist destinations in the province such as the sand dunes wherein she experienced riding the ATV and 4x4, she also shared that she went sand surfing in the dunes of the country.
Aside from the known tourist spots, the beauty queen found a hidden gem in the province––the Kaaringan falls.
“When I think of Ilocos Norte, I don't think of Waterfalls so I was pleasantly surprised to discover this beautiful gem - the Kaangrian falls 😍 Only a short 30 min trek opens up to beautiful pools of cool, freshwater - perfect to take a dip,” she shared.
The 28-year-old beauty queen took the time to look at the different textile products that the province produces.
“Exploring the local products offered from the surrounding regions 😍 siyempre, diretso ako sa mga tela. Para sa akin, it's the beauty of the textile that draws me in but the story of its creation, the master of its craft, and relevance sa kultura natin that makes me stay,” she added.
While on her trip, Catriona also interacted with different locals who happily gave her a tour around the province. She also had the time to meet up with the master weaver Magdalena Gamayo of Ilocos Norte.
The Raise Your Flag series aims to showcase the beauty and culture of the different parts of the country. Previously, the beauty queen featured the provinces of Laguna, La Union, and Zamboanga.