We celebrated the official launch of #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo through the only way we knew how: good music, cool place, and, of course, a fun crowd. Our guest editor for July (and our first ever!) Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray graced us with her presence at Novotel Manila Araneta Center to talk about her experience so far as she takes on the role of an editor, curating content on style and fashion, food and dining, health and wellness, travel and leisure, pop culture, homes, tech, and all other inspiring and relevant stories.
The event started with the welcoming remarks of ABS-CBN Lifestyle Editor-in-Chief Barry Viloria, who talked about the team's whole idea behind #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo, and who later on revealed how Catriona needed minimal help in writing.
More on that, Catriona shared that through her articles, she hopes to show to everyone that she's just like anybody else. “I feel like to a regular person, a beauty queen is quite unrelatable and some people might look at us and be like ‘How can we relate to you, you always look pretty in photos.’ That’s the boundary that I really wanted to break (through) my articles. Just to show people that I too have my own ups and downs. I am a very simple person behind my beauty queen title,” she said.
But the event didn't end just yet—most people stayed to listen DJ Max Berardi spin and line up for the video booth.
If you haven't seen Catriona's articles yet, go visit our homepage! But for now, click through our gallery to see what went on during the event!
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Photographs by Vyn Radovan