Catriona Gray’s Iconic Twirl Now Embodies Our Favorite Sundae
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 18, 2019 2:00pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
We have heard of the different trademark walks of our Miss Universe candidates—Venus Raj’s "Pilapil Walk," Shamcey Supsup’s "Tsunami Walk," Rachel Peter’s "Infinity Walk," and our Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s "Lava Walk." Catriona’s runway performance caught the attention of pageant enthusiasts, especially when she did her slow-mo twirl—netizens even deemed her as a living Adobe Premiere Pro. It became iconic, and people tried to recreate it since then.
Believe it or not, Catriona never expected her twirl to go viral. When she was preparing for the pageant, she and her mentor, Carlos Buendia Jr., only had a mindset of how to be unique from almost a hundred beautiful girls from all around the globe. Catriona believes a walk down the pageant stage is not just going from point A to point B—it is a performance, and she embodied herself as a performer. So she trained how to walk, turn, and practiced balance to perfect her twirl. The next thing she knew she’s the new Miss Universe and her twirl created a new trend.
But Catriona’s walk not only earned her the most prestigious pageant title. It also gave her the opportunity to be an ambassador of our favorite jolly dessert—the Jollibee Jolly Twirl. Catriona considers this to be special since this is one of her first projects as Miss Universe. And to officially welcome her into the Jollibee family on Jolly Twirl All Day, April 13.
As part of the endorsement, she recreated her twirl, but this time in a long white gown instead of a swimsuit. It was challenging for her, but she still was amazing.
If you are looking for something to cool down the heat with, Catriona invites you to try the new and improved Jolly Twirl—the best twirl ever! Its thicker and slow-melt formula lets you indulge longer without the mess, which is perfect for the summer heat!
You can go for the timeless classic Vanilla Cone Twirl (10php*), with thicker, creamier vanilla soft-serve ice cream twirled perfectly into and on top of a crispy cone. You can also indulge your chocolate cravings with the Chocolate Cone Twirl (15php*), with the chocolate-dipped soft-serve giving a new dimension of deliciousness. If you want to go all out, try the Chocolate Sundae Twirl (30php*) or Mini Chocolate Sundae Twirl (24php) and revel in the irresistible combination of thick, creamy vanilla ice cream and generous drizzling of glossy, sweet chocolate syrup.
This summer, you can also opt for the Ube Dip Cone Twirl with a perfectly twirled vanilla soft-serve and then dipped into a luscious, indulgent ube coating (15php*) and Halo-Halo Sundae Twirl (39php*) which offers a drizzle of ube coating and toppings like red and green nata, sweetened monggo, and banana langka on top of thick and creamy vanilla ice cream.
While we would always miss the old Jollibee desserts, these classic soft-serves are enough to awaken the kid in us. They will remain iconic, just like Catriona’s twirl.
*Prices may vary across different locations.