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WATCH: Catriona Gray recreates Miss Universe 2018 walk at Ne-Yo's Manila concert

By Brooke Villanueva Published Jan 24, 2023 9:15 am Updated Jan 24, 2023 1:17 pm

So much feels!

Catriona Gray said it was the "best night ever" when he reunited with Ne-Yo after four years and recreated her iconic "lava" walk at the latter's concert in Manila on Monday, Jan. 23.

Catriona watched the R&B singer's second show of the night and went up to the stage during one of his performances at the Araneta Coliseum, presented by local concert promoter Wilbros Live.

"What's your name?" Ne-Yo asked her. To which, the beauty queen excitedly answered: "My name is Catriona. I actually walked with you in Thailand. I'm Miss Universe!" Ne-Yo recognized her then, and gave her a hug.

Catriona drew loud cheers as she proceeded to recreate her signature "lava" walk that easily reminded the audience of the time she shared the stage with Ne-Yo at the 67th Miss Universe pageant.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Jan. 24, the beauty queen said she "obviously had the best night ever" at Ne-Yo's Manila show. "I actually watched him in concert in SM MOA back in 2010. I'm such a faaaan. Tapos backstage at MU2018, I was too shy to say hi," she recalled.

"So last night, Ne-Yo asked for members from the audience to dance, syempre hindi ako dancer! But then everyone around me was pointing to me and, taking notice, one of the stage managers picked me to take me to the stage. Kinabahan ako tulooooy."

"Pero ang alam ko.... I can't dance but I know how to WUAALLKKKK," she added.

Catriona noted how incredible the singer's performances and vocals were at his concert and said it was a "huge highlight of the year to witness him perform upclose."

"My fangirl heart is soooo happy!" Catriona continued.

During the Miss U tilt in 2018, it was the R&B singer who serenaded the Top 3 finalists—Catriona Gray (Philippines), Tamaryn Green (South Africa), and Sthefany Gutierrez (Venezuela)—during their "final look." The country's bet won the highly coveted title, taking home the fourth Miss Universe crown for the Philippines. She was followed by Green (first runner-up) and Gutierrez (second runner-up).