Through the years: How Filipina candidates walked at Miss Universe

December 17, 2018 - 3:35 PM

It was 1952 when the Philippines joined the Miss Universe pageant. The country was represented by Teresita Torralba Sanchez who is also the first Filipina to compete in the international beauty contest.

Since then, some Filipinas continue to train in the hopes of becoming the next Miss Universe. Some of the contestants—most of whom earned a spot in the finals—did their signature walks that were dubbed  names.

The Philippines’ Catriona Gray recently made waves and became the talk of the town when she made a scene-stealing slow-motion turn at the preliminary competition. Clips of the walk immediately became viral, and was even praised by former supermodel Tyra Banks.