Catriona Gray shines in native T’nalak skirt and modernized barong in Toronto event

Catriona Gray Facebook Post

Miss Universe Catriona Gray once again showcased Filipino local art in her fashion by wearing a T’nalak skirt and modernized barong in a fundraising event for Filipino children held in Canada.

Gray attended the Toronto charity dinner and helped raise $6,000 for Bantay Bata – an organization founded by Gina Lopez that caters to the needs of children in the Philippines through different social services such as feeding programs, medical assistance, and educational scholarships.

The 25-year-old Filipina beauty queen was stunning in her T’nalak and calado barong ensemble by Jearson Demavivas, the fashion designer who designed and created her “Luzviminda” national costume when she won the Miss Universe crown.

Known for her passion about children’s welfare, Filipino culture, and native textile, the 2018 Good News Pilipinas Filipino Pride Icon was previously seen wearing a native Tagakaolo skirt during her first visit at the Miss Universe Organization headquarters in New York.

On social media, Catriona thanked all the event supporters:

“Maraming salamat po to everyone who supported the Bantay Bata organisation this past weekend in Toronto, Canada! Big thank you to the members of @pidc.toronto who pulled together this event on such short notice!

The total amount of $6000 raised from this intimate dinner will go towards serving and protecting our countries children.”

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.