UNCUT: Catriona Gray does ‘slow-mo twirl’ again, this time in tight dress

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 14 2018 07:22 PM | Updated as of Dec 14 2018 07:46 PM

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Catriona Gray starts her swimsuit walk in the preliminary competition with a twirl that starts slowly and ends swiftly. YouTube: Miss Universe

Even Catriona Gray was surprised with how impactful her “slow-mo twirl” turned out to be on the Miss Universe stage during the preliminary competition on Thursday.

Speaking with ABS-CBN News’ Dyan Castillejo on Friday, the 24-year-old beauty queen said that while the pivot was practiced and intentional, she did not expect that it would result as well as it did to the point of going viral.

(See Gray’s preliminary swimsuit performance at the 46:32 mark in the video below.)

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Gray did the twirl during the preliminary swimsuit round; sporting the one-piece swimwear allowed for big movements, such as when the slow turn transitioned to a swift hair flip and snappy swing of the hip.

On the red carpet facing international press the following day, Gray had on a more restricting outfit fit for the occasion — a T’nalak dress by Jearson Demavivas. This did not stop her from obliging a request to demonstrate her “slow-mo twirl” again, despite being limited in terms of movement.

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In her interview with ABS-CBN News, Gray also talked about “overcompensating” when it comes to preparations for the pageant. “It’s my job,” she said, specifically to make the entire Philippines proud.

With only two days before the Miss Universe coronation, Gray said she is now focusing on being in “the right head space,” as she and her fellow candidates approach the final stretch of rehearsals.

If Gray succeeds in being crowned Miss Universe, she would be the fourth Filipina to do so after Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, Margie Moran in 1973, and Gloria Diaz in 1969.