Philippines’ bet Catriona Gray wears ‘parol’ as national costume for Miss Universe 2018

Philippine bet to Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray wears “parol” as her national costume attire for the prestigious pageant. The heavy dress also represents PH’s rich heritage.

In a Facebook live, the Bicolana beauty who is now in Bangkok, Thailand preparing for the pageant said her costume is somehow related to the Christmas season.

“It’s never been done before by a Filipino candidate. And usually, the only hint that I give is that it’s buong Pilipinas or whole of Philippines but another hint that I’ll give just for this Facebook live is that a part of it represents Christmas,” Gray said in a Facebook live.

The national costume has no bearing on the final score but it’s one of the most anticipated part of the competition. Watch the full Miss Universe 2018 National Costume event.

Gray is set to compete at the Miss Universe 2018 in December 17 which will be held at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.