For Filipinos, thethe Sampagu is considered a “symbol of fidelity, purity, devotion, strength and dedication.”
In the Philippines, the Sampaguita comes in many names: sambac, sampagung, campopot, lumabi, kulatai, pongso, malur and manul.
For Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray, it meant bringing Filipino symbolisms front and center at the Miss Universe stage.
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LOOK: Miss Universe Philippines, CATRIONA GRAY (@catriona_gray) takes pride in her Filipino roots as she wears a Sampaguita-inspired ensemble designed by Noel Crisostomo for her second day in Thailand for the Miss Universe 2018 pageant Dress by: @queenstreetwestph | @noelcrisostomo Styling by: @justine.aliman19 | @francischee_ | @vheecostyle Shoes by: @bragais_official Clutch by: Cali #CatrionaGray #MissUniversePhilippines2018 #MissUniversePhilippines #BbPilipinas2018 #BinibiningPilipinas #MissUniverse2018 #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissPhilippines #MissFilipinas #RoadToMissUniverse #TheQrownPhilippines
Styled by Francis Chee, Vhee Co and Justine Aliman, Catriona’s sampaguita-inspired look gives a nod to the dainty Filipina woman.
Her sampaguita-embellished bag is from Cali Bags. She is acessorized by CRU.
Her heels are by Jojo Bragais.
Her beautiful white dress is a Queen Street West Philippines creation by Noel Crisostomo. 👑