While Catriona Gray's heart for the youth carried her all the way to the way to the end of the race at Miss Universe 2018, we can't deny that her stage presence and fierce poise also gave her a real shot at the crown. As a fashion model, Catriona is no stranger to giving life to whatever she wears, and this contributed to her edge in the competition.
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From her wardrobe during the preliminary round to her show-stopping Mayon-inspired gown during the main competition, Catriona's outfits were nothing short of queenly. And the designer behind all these stunning creations is none other than Mak Tumang.
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Catriona has always been one of Mak's main muses, which is why he was the no-brainer pick to craft Catriona's potentially historic frocks. True enough, Catriona brought home the Miss Universe crown in Mak's exquisite pieces.
From here on out, we're pretty sure that the Pampanga-based designer would only go farther in the fashion sphere, locally and worldwide (universe-wide, rather!) But before we witness more of his design prowess in the near future, let's look back at some of the most memorable pieces he made for our brightest showbiz stars. From SueRis' ABS-CBN Ball looks to MayMay Entrata's glow-in-the-dark gown, here's major proof that Mak Tumang is the designer to watch out for!
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