Miss Universe 2018 is…Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray!
Miss Universe crowned Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray the 2018 pageant winner Sunday night after an eventful competition in Bangkok, Thailand.
Catriona Gray, 24, previously won Miss World Philippines in 2016. She is the fourth Miss Philippines to win the crown, notes the PhilStar.
In the answer to her final question, Gray talked about her volunteer work in Manila. She said the experiences taught her to always look in the “beauty of children.”
“And I will bring this aspect as a Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining and to assess where I could give something, where I could provide something as a spokesperson,” she said. “And this I think if I can teach people to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster and children will have smile on their faces.”
The winner was chosen from participants from 94 different countries, beating last year’s record of 92. The ceremony was hosted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model Ashley Graham and comedian Steve Harvey, with a performance from Ne-Yo.
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— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 17, 2018
Miss Universe 2018 is…Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray! <