It’s the most beautiful day in the universe! If you have been active in social media, perhaps you have seen videos and photos about the annual international beauty pageant, Miss Universe. Filipinos are very much guilty of being fanatics of this prestigious pageant, to the point that we find time to be updated and of course, support our Miss Universe Philippines candidate.
This year, the 67th Miss Universe pageant was held at Impact, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand. And today, Filipinos are bursting with joy as our Miss Universe Philippines, Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018 this morning!
Catriona was well-known for her flawless beauty and remarkable charm but besides her outer beauty, Catriona also has interesting facts about her life that only a few people know.
Maria Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, is a Filipino-Australian television host, singer, and model. Catriona was born on 6 January 1994 at Cairns, Queensland. She first went to Trinity Anglican School and attended Berklee College of Music afterward, Where she obtained her Certificate in Music Theory.
At the age of 12, this beauty queen earned her black belt in Choi Kwang-Do and obtained her certificate in Outdoor Recreation. She also loves to sing, giving her a chance to be a lead singer on her school’s jazz band. Talk about beauty and talent!
On 2 October 2016, Catriona was crowned Miss World Philippines 2016. She competed at Miss World 2016 held in MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, the United States where she placed in the Top 5. Even though she didn’t bring home the crown, she left a very remarkable answer in Miss World’s Q&A that stunned many viewers.
“I think, first of all, it takes bravery. To be a Miss World is to carry a burning torch. It is like action carried out by one to illuminate the lives of many. And I would dedicate my whole self, my love for the arts, and my voice to trying to uplift, empower, and educate people. And it would be my greatest honor and duty to hold this torch high enough so that all the world could feel and see its light.”
She then joined Bb. Pilipinas 2018 and was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2018. And now, she is the most beautiful woman in the universe as she brings the crown home to the Philippines. Nice!
Catriona is the first and lone Filipina to represent the Philippines in both the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.
Catriona is not just a beauty queen, she is also a girlfriend to Filipino-German model Clint Bondad for over five years. The couple is always posting sweet photos and captions on their social media account which made their fans very happy. And despite their hectic schedule, these two still find time for each other.
Catriona Gray showed her beauty, confidence, and intelligence as she represents our beloved country, the Philippines. She did her best to show to the world how rich and beautiful our culture is and taught us to love our very own land.
Congratulation to our new Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray! Continue to show your pure patriotism to influence our fellowmen to be proud of who we are!