Friday, March 1, 2019

PHLPost Unveils 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray stamps

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) unveiled the special stamp featuring the Filipino pride and recently crowned 2018 Miss Universe, Catriona Gray at Novotel Hotel, Araneta Center Cubao Quezon City.

The colorful and well liked photograph of the new Miss Universe in her winning moments highlighted the stamps and special souvenir sheets.

Miss Universe 2018 Ms. Catriona Gray together with PHLPost Chairman of the Board Norman Fulgencio, Assistant Postmaster General Luis Carlos and Maxi Sta. Maria, Business Lines Manager   unveiled the special stamp which was designed by PHLPost in her honor.

Ms.Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray is also a model, stage actress, singer, visual actress, and a beauty pageant title holder.

 The 24 year-old Filipino-Australian beauty bested contestants from 93 countries to become the fourth Filipina to be crowned Miss Universe held in Bangkok, Thailand last December 17, 2018.

In 2017, PHLPost issued special stamps featuring the past Filipina Miss Universe title holder that includes Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

In the said pageant, Gray showcased her signature walk called Lava walk with a slow-motion twirl that stunned not just her Filipino fans and supporters but also in other countries.

In-house Philatelic Counter graphic artist Mr. Rodine Teodoro designed the beautiful stamp with credits on the photo supplied by Ms. Universe organization.

Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and official First Day Covers will be available starting February 27, 2019 at the Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio and all the Postal Areas of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

The regular postal stamp will costs P12 while the special stamp will cost P55 with an embellished crown and lava gown.

The stamp design features Catriona Gray in her winning moment with special embellishments on the crown and the beautiful gown designed by Mark Tumang. The prominent and iconic Mayon Volcano is the penultimate inspiration behind Tumangs creation. It also features Catriona wearing the Mikimoto crown, a pageant crown worn by previous Miss Universe title holders.

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