Miss Philippines' Catriona Gray graced the Miss Universe 2018 stage with her slow-motion walk while wearing a stunning pink swimsuit during the pageant's preliminary competition on Thursday.
Netizens praised the beauty queen's "walk and stare" on Twitter, saying she is the Philippine' pride.
"Catriona's walk and stare ughhhh she is carrying the Philippines with so much passion and love #Philippines #MissUniverse," Jo Tolentino said.
Another netizen, Noel Soriano, said Gray is already a "fan favourite" in the pageant.
"Miss Philippines' Catriona Gray is now trending worldwide! She's undeniably the fans' favourite to win the Miss Universe crown! Laban Pilipinas! #MissPhilippines #MissUniverse2018 @catrionaelisa," Soriano said.
Other netizens also showed their support and cheered for the 24-year-old beauty queen.
"Catriona" and "Miss Philippines" were also trending tweets in the Philippines during the competition.
As of posting, the preliminary competition is still ongoing and is being aired at the official website of Miss Universe.