The Filipina-Australian, Catriona Elisa Gray crowns the title of Miss Universe 2018 on 17th December 2018 in Bangkok. Catriona Gray was representing Philippines and is now the fourth Philippine to crown the same title. She was competing with 93 other contestants from different countries all around the world.
The 24-Year Old Philippine was wearing a beautiful red gown on the final day, when she was crowned with this beautiful title and pageant. She linked this dress as Volcano which is inspired from her own country. The reason for wearing this color was also when she said: “When I was 13 my mom said she had a dream that I would win Miss Universe in a red dress”
She even added that after winning the competition, she cried after looking at her mother and so did she. Tamaryn of South Africa is the runner up of this competition, and the second runner up is Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela. She succeeds Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa this year.
The office of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated the winner with these kind words:
“Ms. Gray truly made the entire Philippines proud when she sashayed on the global stage and showcased the genuine qualities defining a Filipina beauty: confidence, grace, intelligence and strength in the face of tough challenges,” he said in a statement from the presidential palace. “In her success, Miss Philippines has shown to the world that women in our country have the ability to turn dreams into reality through passion, diligence, determination and hard work.”
Many other big names such as Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, Sushmita Sen, Miss World, Tyra Banks and many others have congratulated this beautiful Miss Universe of 2018, Catriona Gray (Philippines)