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Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018!

Catriona Gray reigned in Bangkok — the Universe, rather!

Chandral Selim
Chandral Selim

12/17/2018 in News
Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018!

Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018!

The beauty queen made the Philippines proud with her beautiful performance in the Miss Universe 2018 competition in Bangkok, Thailand this morning, December 17. She breezed through top 10, five, and three, before finally getting her crown, coming out on top against Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green and Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez. 


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Clad in her flowing, sexy, and red lava-like evening gown which perfectly complimented her iconic "Lava Walk", Catriona truly was a sight to behold! And as every Miss Universe who've hailed from the Philippines, she displayed true class in the Q and A.  

Asked which experience in her life would most inform her reign as a Miss Universe, she answered, "I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila and the life there is very poor, it's very sad, and I've always taught myself to look for the beauty in it, to look in the beauty in the faces of the children and to be grateful and I would bring this aspect as Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining, and to asses where I could give something, where I could provide something as a spokesperson."


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She continued, "If I could also teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster and children would have a smile in their faces. Thank you!"

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Catriona is the fourth Miss Universe from the Philippines. Her predecessors are 1969 queen Gloria Diaz, 1973's Margarita Moran, and 2015's Pia Wurtzbach. Congratulations, Catriona!

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