Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray Becomes The Third Filipino To Be Immortalized With A Madame Tussauds Wax Figure
The Miss Universe 2018 titleholder is the first Filipina who will have a wax figure at the Madame Tussauds museum in Singapore
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray celebrated her 26th birthday today, and she shared some really great news. First, she will now be one of the hosts of the well-loved noontime variety show It's Showtime! Second, Madame Tussauds gave the beauty queen a grand birthday gift, as they announced via their Singapore Twitter account that Catriona will have her own wax figure to be displayed in their museum.
Happy birthday @catrionaelisa!— Madame Tussauds Singapore (@MTsSingapore) January 6, 2020
On this special day of hers, we have a special announcement to make! Her image will be immortalised in Madame Tussauds and unveiling will take place in her home country and her figure will be touring to Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong respectively pic.twitter.com/E4uoeQM9oz
Catriona also shared the wonderful news through her Instagram account as she posted a photo of her, holding a piece from her future wax figure. As one of the most iconic Miss Universe titleholders of all time, she's actually the third Filipino to be chosen to have a wax figure at the famous Madame Tussauds—first is Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach whose wax figure is currently displayed in Madame Tussauds - Hong Kong and this year, legendary boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will also get his own wax figure displayed in the same museum. Catriona will be the first Filipino to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds - Singapore.
It was confirmed that the outfit for the replica of the beauty queen will be her astonishing red Mayon or "lava" gown with a thigh-high slit by Mak Tumang, which she wore at the Miss Universe 2018 coronation night where she was also crowned as the 67th Miss Universe.
Her overall look and aura that night—including her hairstyle, her cuff earring, and her "lava" walk—was so stunning and jaw-dropping it went viral and spurred countless memes.
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MAYON: Fiery and Lovely Perfection Today, Catriona is coming home. She is celebrating her roots – she is celebrating Albay! The prominent and iconic Mayon Volcano is the penultimate inspiration for this creation. It is dubbed as the ‘perfect cone’ because of its symmetric conical form. Folk tales have it that it was named after the mythological heroine ‘Daragang Magayon’ (Beautiful Lady). Despite its pulchritude is the fact that it is the most active volcano in the Philippines erupting numerous times in the past half a millennium. Catriona can be considered as the modern-day Daragang Magayon. She embodies the Filipina’s beauty, intelligence and burning passion. This lady is definitely on fire! Watch her erupt right before your very eyes and let the lava of grace, goodness and hope flow.