Philippines' Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

Philippines' Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

One name who is dominating the victor predictions is Miss Philippines 2018, Catriona Gray. Well, the Australia-born Philippines beauty queen is in Bangkok to compensate for that defeat with a bigger title, Miss Universe.

"Philippines, what an fantastic honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects". Zipline, anyone? This beauty is openly passionate about her love for Filipino dishes including adobo, balut, and the sweetest mangoes in the world. Angela Ponce is a biological male who represented Spain in this year's competition.

Gray moved to the Philippines at the age of 18 and used money earned from her modeling career to buy her plane ticket, according to the ABS-CBN.

Miss Vietnam also made it to the semifinal round, but neither Summers or Nie made it to the the top 10. "I only care about when I say, 'And the new Miss Universe is...' I need you all to pray for me".

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning Steve Harvey, the show in Bangkok on Sunday saw Gray taking an ecstatic first walk as Miss Universe in a dazzling red gown with a thigh-high slit. "I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, but I'll forever be your Miss Philippines".

Filipino Catriona Gray Wins Miss Universe 2018. Credit PA
Filipino Catriona Gray Wins Miss Universe 2018. Credit PA

Gray is the fourth Filipina who was crowned Miss Universe.

The final leg of the pageant was a Q&A segment that asked the Top 3 candidates, "What is the most important lesson you've learned in your life and how would you apply it to your time as Miss Universe?". Through a Facebook post, the designer shared the inspiration behind it: The Mayon volcano, one of the prominent landmarks in Albay, Bicol, with its "Fiery and Lovely Perfection".

Sen. Joel Villanueva said that once again, a Filipina beauty has captured the hearts of the whole universe.

Miss Philippines made history of her own - obviously this isn't the model's first time in the pageant world, back in 2016 she was named Miss World Philippines, making her the first woman in history to have been awarded both World and Universe national titles. Because I think if people will argue, then what about alcohol and cigarettes? Harvey joked briefly about the incident in exchanges with contestants, saying, "You all can't let that go" and "I'm still here".

Filipinos across the internet also expressed their pride. "There were moments of doubt where I felt overwhelmed and I felt the pressure".

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