IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's Miss Universe 2018 national costume

MANILA, Philippines – The contestants of Miss Universe 2018 donned their national costumes on Monday, December 10 in Pattaya, Thailand.

The Philippines' bet, Catriona Gray wore a costume designed by Jearson Demavivas. Demavivas also designed her Filipino costume for Binibining Pilipinas this year.

The costume represents the 3 island groups of the Philippines – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In a short interview with Vogue Thailand, she said her acessories represented Mindanao, while her body suit and the lantern behind her represented the Visayas and Luzon, respectively. 

CELEBRATE. Catriona Gray shows off her costume on stage during the National Costume Show.Photo from Patrick Prather/ Miss Universe Organization

CELEBRATE. Catriona Gray shows off her costume on stage during the National Costume Show.

Photo from Patrick Prather/ Miss Universe Organization

 

CULTURE. Catriona Gray does some movements despite the heavy lantern on her back. Photo from Patrick Prather/ Miss Universe Organization

CULTURE. Catriona Gray does some movements despite the heavy lantern on her back.

Photo from Patrick Prather/ Miss Universe Organization

 

View this post on Instagram @catriona_gray สาวงามจากประเทศฟิลิปปินส์ มาในชุดที่แสดงถึงการเฉลิมฉลอง การต่อสู้ และความอิ่มเอมใจ ซึ่งสะท้อนถึงประชากร 3 กลุ่มหลักของหมู่เกาะฟิลิปปินส์  #MissUniverse #2018MissUniverse #MontreePR #NationalCostume A post shared by Vogue Thailand (@voguethailand) on Dec 10, 2018 at 8:47am PST

 

View this post on Instagram LOOK: Miss Universe Philippines CATRIONA GRAY showcased her national costume at the Miss Universe stage!  #CatrionaGray #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #TheQrownPhilippines A post shared by The Qrown PHILIPPINES (@theqrownph) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:38am PST

 

View this post on Instagram Hand-painted mural by UST artists at the backside of Miss Philippines Catriona Gray's National Costume! #MissPhilippines #CatrionaGray  #MissUniverse  #TheQrownPhilippines A post shared by The Qrown PHILIPPINES (@theqrownph) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:52am PST

View this post on Instagram ลุคเต็มๆ มาแล้ว! ตอนนี้ @catriona_gray มิสฟิลิปปินส์สวมเครื่องประดับชิ้นสำคัญเรียบร้อย สำหรับการประกวดชุดประจำชาติคืนนี้ #MissUniverse #2018MissUniverse #MontreePR #NationalCostume A post shared by Vogue Thailand (@voguethailand) on Dec 10, 2018 at 4:57am PST

View this post on Instagram @catriona_gray มิสฟิลิปปินส์ทักทายโว้กประเทศไทยพร้อมนำเสนอชุดประจำชาติ #MissUniverse #2018MissUniverse #MontreePR #NationalCostume A post shared by Vogue Thailand (@voguethailand) on Dec 10, 2018 at 4:34am PST

 

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View this post on Instagram @catriona_gray 's in  natcos by @jearsond shoes by @bragaisjojo #missuniverse #missumiverso A post shared by Harley Tan (@harleybarleyyy) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:52am PST

 

Shoe designer Jojo Bragais shared a photo of the shoes he made for Catriona.

According to his post, the shoes were inspired by the different tribes of Mindanao – the Manobo, Maguindanao, Yakan, Maranao Bagobo, and T’boli.

 

Jearson, meanwhile, posted sketches of the costume on his Instagram.

According to his post, Carlos Buendia is credited as the version artist. Parol maker Eric Quiwa, who was featured in a video Catriona released about the Philippines, designed the parol itself.

Mak Tumang worked on the gold brass while "Kuya Rhyan" is credited as the lighting electrician of the costume. Graduates from the University of Santo Tomas – Renee Avila, Marina Ceriola, and Kim Fababair – worked on the intricate paintings in her costume

(Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said the painting was done by a "UP student artist," citing Jearson's post. It has since been corrected to identify the 3 artists who worked on the intricate painting.) 

View this post on Instagram Miss Universe Philippines National Costume "PINTADOS WARRIOR" A post shared by jearsond (@jearsond) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:36am PST

 

The coronation night is scheduled on December 17 (Manila time). Steve Harvey and Ashley Graham are set to return as hosts with singer Neyo as guest performer. – Rappler.com