A proud moment for all Filipinos as today Miss Philippines bet to Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray, won the crown! Catriona carrid herself in the competition with grace and poise as she competed against 94 candidates vying for the title.

This is the 4th time that the Philippines won the top prize of this beauty pageant. It can be recalled that in 2015, Pia Wurtzbach was announced the winner.

Catriona has been an earlier favourite among many experts even during the preliminary events. She has managed to provide thoughtful answers to the Question and Answer portions during the pageant night as well as wowed the audience with her presence.

Below is her answer during the final Questions & Answer:

Catriona Gray Bags the 4th Miss Universe Crown

Steve Harvey, American comedian and TV host, led the hosting of the event. He also hosted the Miss Universe in the last 3 years. Last year, South Africa won the title and now she has passed over the title to Catriona in a much-deserved victory.

WATCH: Livestream Video of Miss Universe 2018

In case you missed the pageant night, below you can watch the full video of the show:

 

 

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how I’m feeling after last night’s @missuniverse Preliminary swimsuit and evening gown round. Philippines, it brings me so much joy to carry you across my heart. Laban tayo!!

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Here are some pictures of Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray from her IG account:

 

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LUZVIMINDA: “Magdiwang. Lumaban. Pagyamanin.” ✨ LUZON– MAGDIWANG” (Celebrate): The island group of LUZON is represented by the world-renowned “PAROL/CHRISTMAS LANTERN” from the province of Pampanga with a BRASS BORDER designed and made in Apalit, Pampanga (inspired by designs from the Philippine Baroque Churches that were declared as UNESCO Heritage Sites) At the back of the PAROL is a PAINTING with INSCRIPTION of the lyrics from “LUPANG HINIRANG”, the Philippines’ National Anthem written in Baybayin (Ancient Filipino Alphabet) that literally translates to: “Lupang hinirang, Duyan ka ng magiting, Sa manlulupig Di ka pasisiil. Sa dagat at bundok, Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw.” The PAINTING also highlighted victories, festivals, events, heroes and national icons with a style inspired by the works of Philippine National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco, a native of the Art Capital of the Philippines, Angono, Rizal in Luzon. VISAYAS–LUMABAN” (Fight): The island group of VISAYAS is represented by a body suit with authentic “tattoo designs” embellished with crystals derived from patterns used by the “PINTADOS” who are indigenous peoples found in various islands in this part of the Philippines. The tattoo patterns are authentic and based from the manusript “BOXER CODEX” written in 1590. The tattoos represent an individual’s journey and a public testimony recounting acts of combat, bravery, and strength, that perfectly represents the courageous and resilient Filipino spirit amidst trials we face in this day and age. MINDANAO– “PAGYAMANIN” (Enrich): The island group of MINDANAO is represented by an authentic “HEADPIECE & BRASS ACCESSORIES” from the province of South Cotabato and customized KNEE-HIGH BOOTS with embroidered designs inspired by different indigenous textile patterns from the southern part of the Philippines, namely: Inaul, Yakan, Maranao, B’laan, Bagobo, Tausug and T’nalak. The woven textiles express a strong belief in “ancestral and natural spirits” and “cultural roots” of indigenous communities that remain well-preserved up to this day. Pilipinas, para sa iyo ang lahat ng ito. @missuniverse @benjaminaskinas

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IBONG ADARNA The Blazing Siren by @maktumang My preliminary gown was inspired by the ‘Ibong Adarna’: a prominent Filipino folklore that is a mythologicalnous bird. Story goes, the Ibong Adarna’s enchanting voice can enable complete healing to anyone who hears it. Some artists liken it to the mythological Phoenix where it recurrently regenerates itself by arising amidst a spectacle of flames and candescence. This makes it a fitting symbol of resilience, rising and rebirth. My earrings were designed by me and executed by @tesserajewelry as another ode to the Philippines with the Philippine sun and golden South sea pearls, our national gem. Thank you to @maktumang for his amazing craftsmanship and exquisite execution of this gown, to @justine.aliman19 and @ton_lao for styling in @bragaisjojo heels and @tesserajewelry. Thank you to mamang @hairbybrentsales and @jellyeugenio for teaching me to slay my hair and makeup! And to @carlosbuendiajr, the man behind my walk I love you all!!!

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Ready for my Preliminary Interview ✨ Styled by @justine.aliman19 in @jearsond Filipinana top and ifugao skirt, @jewelmer

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Watch the full performance show of the National Costume below:

Below is the performance during the preliminary show:

Catriona has definitely made all Pinoys proud by winning the crown!

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