Catriona Gray, from the Philippines is Miss Universe 2018.
Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray is Miss Universe 2018. She is a television host, singer, model, stage actress, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned as Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday during the 66th annual ceremony.
Gloria Diaz was the first Filipina to bring home the title in 1969, followed shortly by Margie Moran in 1973. It would be 42 years later when Pia Wurtzbach would reclaim the crown in 2015.
Miss Philippines was crowned by reigning Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa. Runners-up for the coveted title was Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green, who placed second, and Miss Venezuela, Sthefany Gutierrez, who placed third.
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When I was 13, my mum told me "Honey, I dreamt of you winning @missuniverse in a red dress." At that time I thought nothing of it, and today my mother's dream came true. ✨ Where do I even begin? Lord God, I lift everything up to you – to glorify and honour you. 🙏 Philippines 🇵🇭 what an amazing honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects. I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, but I'll forever be your Miss Philippines. ❤️💙💛 To my team @carlosbuendiajr @bragaisjojo @mitagray @binibiningnicolecordoves @jololuarca @justine.aliman19 @ton_lao @vheecostyle @francischee_ @styledbypatrickhenry @visionerickson @ardelpresentacion @mackycombe @harleybarleyyy @jellyeugenio @hairbybrentsales @memayfrancisco @mimsqiu @momoisupe @tesserajewelry @maktumang @jearsond @theaiveeclinic @empiredentallounge @jed_jimenez I wouldn't have been able to do any of this with all your time, effort and love 💛 #MissUniverse @missuniverse
Previously, Gray was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 and Miss World Philippines 2016. She is the fourth Filipina to win the pageant.