Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray is one of the front-runners to win the crown in the Miss Universe Pageant 2018 this weekend. Many describe her as the “full package.” She has the beauty, the brain, and the personality of a full-fledged beauty queen.
While people all over the world are falling for Catriona’s charm, she always sees to it to always include the Philippines in her Miss Universe journey. Now, the television host, singer, model, and beauty pageant titleholder shows not only her beauty but her beloved country’s as well in a video called, “This is Mindanao.”
Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines, and it is located in the South part of the country. Mindanao is known for its moniker being “The Philippines’ Land of Promise.”
Catriona said in the clip:
“I’ve always had this certain reverence for Mindanao. I’ve always wanted to go and experience the culture firsthand because it’s somewhere I had never been before. And to see that culture and that tradition has been passed down and it’s being kept to this day in such condition, it makes you feel really hopeful.”
The video heavily featured Mindanao’s weaving tradition. The woven textiles express the agricultural roots of the community.
Catriona will also be seen bonding with the locals in the clip, listening to their music using native instruments, watching them doing their crafts in awe, and ate local delicacies. She even danced with the kids, wearing a malong, which is a traditional garment worn by the natives of Mindanao
The video concluded with Catriona noting that Mindanao has a lot to offer and that their products are definitely worth noticing.
“I really think people need to know about what it means to them, how they put together their crafts, how’ it’s being carried down their generation to generation. That’s what made me fall in love with what they do there. Their craftsmanship, their art, their handiwork, their products that they make.
Catriona first sparked everyone’s interest in the material when she wore a pair of custom-made boots by shoe designer Jojo Bragais during the Miss Universe National Competition in Thailand Monday night. Bragais used fabric that can only be found in Mindanao for Catriona’s one-of-a-kind boots.
Catriona Gray is aiming to the nab the Miss Universe 2018 title on December 17, 2018, 8:00 am GMT+8, at Impact, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand.
Watch the video here:
Saying ‘He’ Or ‘She’ Could Soon Be Illegal In Australia
You’ll need to be careful with pronouns on your next visit Down Under.
You might need to be careful about using pronouns on your next visit to Australia. It could soon be illegal to say 'he' or 'she' in the country, thanks to the controversial new transgender rights reforms.
The Labor and Green opposition in Tasmania has put forward a new bill where it would be against the law for people to refuse to name others by their preferred pronoun. In addition to that, the new laws will allow parents to decide whether their child's gender is recorded on their birth certificate. People who are 16 years old and older will also be allowed to legally change their gender.
The new bill will allow people as young as 16 to change their gender.
Luxembourg Set To Become the First Country To Offer Free Transport
Should public transport be free everywhere?
People all around the world use public transport for so many reasons: school, work, activities, etc. But while they are very useful, they do take a huge chunk from your budget if you use them in your daily routine.
But Luxembourg is putting an end to this worry as it is going to become the first country with free public transport free. Despite its tiny population of 110,000 people, some 400,000, including those from the bordering countries of France, Belgium, and Germany commute to the capital city for work.
17 Creative People Who Can Find Ways To Solve Any Problem
#12 is plain genius.
It’s quite easy to give up when things don’t go your way. Sometimes you’re just too busy and have no time to deal even with the slightest problem.
Thankfully, humans are born with sharp ingenuity, making things a little better during troubled days. Here are 17 creative people who can find ways to solve any problem.
1. Tired of bringing home cold pizza? This should keep it warm.