Miss Universe-Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray To Make Her New York Fashion Week Debut—Who Is Sherri Hill, The Fashion Designer Who Invited Her?
Miss Universe-Philippines 2018 and Metro.Style cover girl Catriona Gray is currently in the US for New York Fashion Week. The gorgeous beauty queen will be walking the runway for designer Sherri Hill's latest collection this weekend, September 7, New York time.
On her Instagram Stories, Catriona shares that she's "crazy grateful to be flown to NYC by @sherrihill to be a part of my first ever fashion week in NYC."
She was seen confidently strolling the streets of NYC wearing a cropped top, a high-waist skirt, and a pair of chunky heels, while flashing a big smile.
Sherri Hill is excited for our Queen Miss Universe Philippines 2018 CATRIONA GRAY to walk for their NYFW Fashion Show and so are we! Can't wait. Don't miss it. 5:30 PM EST this Friday. Live streaming via Sherri Hill website. ?????? Normally I don't post screenshots, I download the vids but this time gustong gusto ko. Sarap mang asar. Haha. Ayan oh may Sherri Hill. Haha ?? @sherrihill @catriona_gray #CatrionaGray #MissUniverse2018 #MissUniverse #SherriHill #NYFW2018
Now, here's why this opportunity is extraordinary, and truly is a cause for Catriona to celebrate and feel ecstatic:
- American designer Sherri Hill is well known for her formal evening wear (mostly pageant gowns and prom dresses). She is the preferred designer of many beauty queens at pageants like Miss Universe, Miss America, and Miss USA.
- Sherri Hill has dressed many Hollywood celebrities like Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Zendaya, and Bella Thorne.
- Sherri Hill made her New York Fashion Week debut in 2011, with Kendall Jenner walking the runway; it was Kendall's first runway show. The following year, Kendall and her sister Kylie (who is now a makeup mogul) modeled for Sherri Hill together at NYFW. Years later, in 2017, Kendall became the world's highest-paid model, bumping off Gisele Bundchen to the second spot; Gisele held the top spot for 15 years.
- A Miss Universe sponsor, Sherri Hill has had the pageant's titleholders walk her runway, including our very own Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Because of this, many see the opportunity as a sign that Catriona could be the next Miss Universe.
Miss Universe Philippines who modelled for Sherri Hill. Miss Universe 2015 PIA WURTZBACH, Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner Up JANINE TUGONON and now Miss Universe Philippines 2018 CATRIONA GRAY. ?????? ?? @sherrihill #PiaWurtzbach #JanineTugonon #CatrionaGray #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverse2012 #MissUniverse2018 #MissUniverse #SherriHill #powerhousePH
Before her New York Fashion Week debut, Catriona "escaped the Big Apple" and went to the beach. She also explored the town of Asbury in New Jersey.
We can't wait to see this queen own the runway!
Photos from @catriona_gray