'Pinch-me moment': Tyra Banks interviews Catriona Gray for 'V' magazine

MANILA, Philippines – Supermodel Tyra Banks has never hidden her admiration for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's famous "lava" walk. Catriona, meanwhile, hasn't stopped freaking out over Tyra's reaction as well. 

So you can only imagine the excitement when the two spoke to each other on the phone for V magazine. Tyra interviewed the Filipino-Australian beauty queen for the magazine's latest issue. (READ: Tyra Banks still isn't over Catriona Gray's lava walk)

View this post on Instagram “We love pageantry in the Philippines, but growing up my dream was never to be a beauty queen,” @catriona_gray tells @tyrabanks in #V119. “I entered a pageant at 21 to bring awareness to the charity I was working for, and still work for.” The two caught up on all things runway walk-related for our #MusicIssue, on newsstands today. Head to Stories for the full interview. — Interview @tyrabanks Photography @carinbackoffphoto Fashion @annatrevelyan Makeup @hungvanngo Hair @teddycharles35 #CatrionaGray wears jumpsuit @gucci earrings @bulgariofficial necklace @laruicci A post shared by V Magazine (@vmagazine) on May 2, 2019 at 6:09am PDT

 

View this post on Instagram “I’m still recovering from your ‘Lava Walk’ at the Miss Universe pageant. I just kept watching and rewatching, like, What’s her secret? I was totally fangirling,” @tyrabanks tells @catriona_gray in #v119. The two chatted for our #MusicIssue, on newsstands today. Head to Stories to read the full story. — Interview @tyrabanks Photography @carinbackoffphoto Fashion @annatrevelyan Makeup @hungvanngo Hair @teddycharles35 #CatrionaGray wears bodysuit and shoes @moschino. A post shared by V Magazine (@vmagazine) on May 2, 2019 at 7:44am PDT

The lava walk, in fact, was the first thing Tyra mentioned, based on excerpts from the interview posted on V's website Thursday, May 2. Tyra interviewed Catriona, who was in Indonesia then.

"Well, good afternoon from California. I’m still recovering from your 'Lava Walk' at the Miss Universe pageant. I just kept watching and rewatching, like, What’s her secret? I was totally fangirling! Where were you when you saw that I had tweeted at you?" Tyra said.

"Oh my gosh, Tyra... I was sitting at dinner with all the girls. We were tired, quietly eating after rehearsal, when I got all these notifications from what you’d tweeted. I turned to my two friends, Sweden and Denmark, and started freaking out, like, Oh my gosh, Tyra Banks just tweeted about my walk!" Catriona said. (READ: Catriona Gray on viral 'lava walk': 'This is insane')

Catriona has described the interview as a "pinch-me moment" for her. 

Tyra's interview with Catriona is part of the magazine's Music issue featuring Lizzo. – Rappler.com