WATCH: Roderick Paulate pulls off ‘lava walk’ in the 90s


Before Catriona Gray came this guy.

Actor turned Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate has had a long legacy in showbiz, but one fan unearthed an old film which may prove that he was the first to do the “lava walk.”

Now popularized by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, the move entails a slow and captivating spin and strut across the runway. But it seems Paulate was ahead of his time, as what can be seen in his 1994 film, Bala at Lipstick.

Watch it here and be the judge: