Apart from her signature walk, her beauty, and overwhelming presence, we’ve known Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray as someone who can talk for hours and discuss topics ranging from pageants to pressing issues confronting the country and our society, and from simple things like makeup to women empowerment.
Catriona can explore, in a witty way at that, many issues and subjects even in a very short interview. And without her even trying, you’d be mesmerized by her eloquence and wisdom—she’s just always in her element whenever there’s a mic in front of her and or there’s a recorder ready to capture her words.
At the Smart Signature event held recently at The Fifth at Rockwell where she was introduced as the telco’s newest brand ambassador, Catriona once again charmed local reporters when they had a brief moment with the statuesque beauty queen.
Naturally, the questions were all about her emotional farewell speech during the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 pageant and the new batch of candidates who apparently didn’t do well in the question and answer round, which is obviously the 25-year-old Fil-Aussie’s favorite part of beauty tilts.
“It was a really emotional moment for me. Weeks going up to the pageant as well. To be honest, I didn’t know what to say! I’m thinking about it a lot because so much has happened this journey. I mean how do you put all that in such a short amount of time?” she said of her farewell speech.
“The message that I gave really came from my heart. It was really what I wanted to share and to see that it touched so many people, it’s even more overwhelming,” she added
Meanwhile, Catriona admitted that she was rooting for Vickie Rushton, who was the most decorated candidate of the pageant but stuttered during the Q&A round and failed to give a coherent answer.
“You know it happens. It’s a ‘grace under pressure’ environment. It’s a completely high nerve environment. If it’s your time, it’s your time. Who knows, she might make a comeback? I would totally root for her if she’s planning to join again,” she said.
Regarding the dreaded Q&A round, Catriona said there’s actually “no formula that you can apply to every single girl.”
“Honestly, the girl needs to be driven and see where her weaknesses are and build upon that,” she pointed out. “It’s really a unique thing. Every girl is different. Everyone has different strengths. It’s really the girl needs to assess where she’s lacking and build upon that.”
PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications has officially launched the new Signature Plans in a dazzling celebration that featured inspiring Filipinos who have reimagined themselves, broken barriers, and established their indelible signature in their respective career and craft headlined by reigning Miss Universe and Smart Signature endorser Catriona Gray.
The event suited what the digital services provider has set out to offer with Smart Signature, a reimagined postpaid experience that empowers customers with a prioritized, worry-free, and in-control mobile lifestyle. Designed to put customers first, Smart Signature come in four plans with generous open data allocations, unlimited calls and texts, data rollover, and other enhanced customer service features.
Hundreds of highly valued Smart Postpaid subscribers were invited to the exclusive event where they got a chance to upgrade to the new Smart Signature Plans on site while celebrating with some of the country’s most inspiring lifestyle curators and Smart Signature ambassadors.
Smart Signature ambassadors include celebrity host Mond Gutierrez; digital content creator and online storyteller Erwan Heussaff, creative director and entrepreneur Martine Cajucom Ho; beauty queen and host Laura Lehmann; fashion designer Patty Ang; musician and creative director Paolo Valenciano; tech entrepreneur Chris Johnson; sportscaster Selina Dagdag; beauty vlogger Aryanna Epperson; indie musician Mito Fabie aka Curtismith; models Arianna Cowper and Ava Diaz Daza; mountaineer and adventurer Javi Cang; entrepreneur and model Brent Javier; medical student and model Kara Gozali; and ophthalmologist and model Mark Agas, among others.
At the event, celebrated Filipino photographers Andrea Beldua, Dookie Ducay, and Shaira Luna brought to life their artistic vision through their specially designed pop-up studios reflecting the reimagined postpaid experience powered by Smart Signature.
With Smart Signature, subscribers are prioritized on the Smart LTE, the country’s undisputed fastest mobile network, so you can enjoy consistent data to connect to your favorite apps, send messages in real time, and make uninterrupted calls – even during peak hours.
Smart Signature’s four SIM-only plans—Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), and Extra Large (XL)—range from P999 to P2,999 per month and come with open access data allocations from 10GB to 60GB; worry-free unlimited calls to Smart, Sun, and TNT; worry-free AnyNet call minutes to PLDT landline and other networks; and unlimited texts to all networks—so you never have to worry about connecting with family, friends, and colleagues on any network.
Smart Signature also offers Device Plans, which include flagship handsets like Apple’s iPhone Xs Series, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Series, and the Huawei Mate P30 Series—bundled with big-sized open access data, calls, and texts.
To keep subscribers in control of their plan, Smart Signature features real-time billing and usage alerts, so you never have to worry about exceeding your monthly plan, incurring unwanted charges, or getting bill-shocked.
Smart Signature also comes with the handy myPLDT Smart App, which lets you monitor and manage your usage and monthly bill in real time, as well as purchase Data or Call Boosters as needed. The app is now downloadable on Google Play for Android devices and The App Store for iOS devices.
Reimagine life with Smart Signature Plans now! Sign up as a new subscriber, or upgrade your current Smart Postpaid Plan for free, at select Smart Stores nationwide. Learn more about the Smart Signature Plan perfect for your lifestyle at www.smart.com.ph/signature.