Anne Curtis, Shamcey Supsup, Vice Ganda attempt Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s lava walk

/ 12:52 PM December 19, 2018
Anne Curtis Vice Ganda Shamcey Supsup

Image: Instagram/@praybeytbenjamin, @annecurtissmith, @supsupshamcey

Many were impressed with Catriona Gray’s signature lava walk and slo-mo twirl during the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, with netizens and celebrities alike, supermodel  Tyra Banks included, hailing Gray.

Some celebrities have also tried their hand at Gray’s walk, such as Kapamilya stars Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda, as well as Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup who is known for her signature “tsunami” walk.


Curtis and Vice Ganda attempted to do Gray’s lava walk and slo-mo turn on “It’s Showtime” last Dec. 17, much to the delight of their co-hosts and audience.

“Given na ‘yung super ganda ganda mo,” said Curtis of Gray. “Pero I think talaga ang nagpanalo sa kanya ‘yung pure heart niya at ‘yung sagot niya sa competition, sobrang ganda.”


(It’s a given that she is so beautiful. But I think what made her win was her pure heart and her answer in the competition, it’s so beautiful.)

“Tsaka yung lakad, kakaiba ‘yung lakad niya,” quipped co-host Vhong Navarro.

(And her walk, her walk was unique.)

“Alam mo in-a-achieve namin ni Anne ‘yun,” admitted Vice Ganda. “Hindi namin ma-achieve achieve.”

(You know, I and Anne tried to achieve that walk, but we just can’t.)

Curtis then walked down the stage to imitate Gray’s lava walk as their co-hosts watched on. Vice Ganda followed suit, where he tried to do the slo-mo turn that Gray effortlessly demonstrated.


“Parang lumulutang siya, eh,” Navarro said of Gray’s walk.

(She looked like she was floating.)

Curtis said, “Eto lang ‘yun, she came prepared and she was destined to win.”

(This is all there is to it: she came prepared and was destined to win.)

Supsup, too, tried her hand at Gray’s lava walk and slo-mo turn, which she shared to her fans last Dec. 17 on Instagram.

“Trying my best to do the lava walk in support of our queen @catriona_gray,” Supsup wrote. “All the best Pilipinas!!!”

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Trying my best to do the lava walk in support of our queen @catriona_gray All the best Pilipinas!!! #missuniverse2018

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Many Filipino beauty queens in the past have come up with their own signature walks. Back in 2010, Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj emerged with her “pilapil” walk, inspired by her balancing act of crossing the rice paddies in Camarines Sur when she was a young girl.

Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon also had her slithery “cobra” walk whereas Miss Universe 2013 third runner-up Ariella Arida had the “ariba” walk.  Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa’s was called the “bomb” walk.

Meanwhile, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s signature walk was the “tanim bala” while Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina had her “alta” walk. Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters’ style, on the other hand, was called the “infinity.” JB


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