Venezuela trended on Philippine Twitter on Sunday night after Catriona Gray accidentally said the country's name instead of Valenzuela at the Binibining Pilipinas 2021 pageant.
During the announcement of the competition’s Top 12, the Miss Universe 2018 titleholder said Meiji Cruz from “Venezuela” made it as part of the finalists.
Netizens found the slip-up endearing. "Cuteee," said one tweet.
As of writing, Catriona is a trending topic on local Twitter with over 5,000 tweets, as is co-host Nicole Cordoves with over 1,000 tweets.
The Binibining Pilipinas coronation is being held at the Araneta Coliseum. It’s being hosted by Catriona and Miss Grand International 2016 1st runner-up Cordoves.
Four queens will be crowned in the finals: Binibining Pilipinas International, Binibining Pilipinas Grand International, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental, and Binibining Pilipinas Globe. — Franchesca Viernes/BM, GMA News