Catriona Gray, the accomplished Filipina model, singer, beauty queen, and television personality, is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million.
Mayon Lava Gown
Catriona Gray’s iconic Mayon Lava gown, inspired by the Mayon Volcano, had a material cost ranging from PHP 1 million to PHP 1.5 million. The gown, designed by Mak Tumang, captured attention with its unique inspiration, as revealed by Tumang on his social media.
The winning dress that brought her the Miss Universe 2018 title was designed by Anthony Ramirez, offering a modern interpretation of her famous lava gown.
Born on January 6, 1994, Catriona Gray is currently 29 years old.
Catriona Gray’s national costume is a striking bodysuit featuring patterns of tattoos of pre-Hispanic Filipino Visayan warriors recorded in the 16th-century manuscript, Boxer Codex. Accentuated by T’boli accessories, such as a brass belt, the costume showcases Mindanaoan textile patterns.
Catriona Gray’s signature walk, known as the Lava Walk, became a sensation during the pageant’s pasarela (runway). Fans and fashion icons were impressed by her walk, which she showcased with confidence.
You can follow Catriona Gray on Instagram @catriona_gray, where she has amassed an impressive following of over 13.6 million.
Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, born on January 6, 1994, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, is of Scottish and Filipino descent. She achieved several milestones, including winning Miss Universe Philippines 2018 and Miss World Philippines 2016.
Early Life and Education
Gray, a graduate certificate holder in music theory from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, also holds certificates in outdoor recreation and a black belt in Choi Kwang-Do martial arts. She has been actively involved in various artistic pursuits, from being a lead singer to starring in local productions.
Gray’s journey in pageantry began in 1999 when she won Little Miss Philippines at the age of five. Notably, she represented the Philippines in both Miss World 2016 and Miss Universe 2018, winning Miss Universe.
Post Miss Universe
After her reign, Catriona Gray continued to make a significant impact, serving as an ambassador for various causes, including women’s rights and indigenous culture conservation. She crowned her successor, Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa, in December 2019.
In her personal life, Gray was previously in a relationship with Filipino-German actor Clint Bondad. As of February 16, 2023, she is engaged to Filipino-American actor Sam Milby.