PeopleAsia’s Women of Style & Substance Awards 2018

Thankfully, my US trip for the launch of ‘The People’s Queen” was moved. Last year, I accompanied Rachel Peters and Mariel de Leon for this awards night. This year, I was able to attend and support Catriona Gray, Miss Universe Philippines 2018.

I love this event because I see alot of familiar faces and catch up with some friends.

I met up with Catriona and her gurus, Ton Lao and Harley Tan at the Grand Hyatt Lobby. We did prom photo ops before proceeding to the ballroom.

Thank you Alex Vergara for the invite and Annie Alejo of BPCI for asking me to attend.

Catriona trying to be a short and me trying to be as tall as I can be. 😜
Her silver, sheer Val Taguba gown fits her like it was painted on her body. The gown was perfection in person.
Catriona and her Val Taguba gown in its full splendor. Unlike many queens who pad their height, Catriona’s speaks gor its statuesque self.
With Harley Tan and Ton Lao while Catriona was busy entertaining so many photo op requests feom the other awardees and guests.
Speaking of style & subtance, here are fabulous Luis Espiritu and Liza Ilarde. Liza was the first person who ever asked me to cover Miss Universe for Manila Bulletin. She was largely responsible for getting ne started on this amazing pageant journey.
Even when just sitting in the audience, Catriona is a beauty to behold.

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