- 2018 Ms Universe Catriona Gray recently admitted in a media conference for her new single, Raise Your Flag, that she has also failed numerous times
- Cat said that it even got to the point where she was already asking herself what is wrong with her or what are the things she lack that people tend to look for
- The beauty pageant titleholder said she was rejected multiple times, lost her hope, and have almost given up on her dreams
- She said that her life and career, particularly when she was starting out as a model, was not easy.
Catriona Gray recently appeared in a virtual mediacon for her new single, Raise Your Flag, where she admitted encountering failures many times in her life, causing her to momentarily lose hope and almost give up her dreams.
She said it got to a point where she was already asking herself what is wrong with her and what could be the things she lacked that people tend to look for.
“There’s been multiple points where I felt like giving up, or I didn’t feel like I was good enough, or capable enough. One of them was when I was quite young. I was 21, I was breadwinner of my parents at that time,” Catriona narrated.
She also revealed that at the time, she didn’t have any work offers. “I didn’t have any work opportunities coming in. And it just felt like I kept getting nos. Like, every single opportunity kept closing on me,” the 2018 Ms Universe titleholder said.
Cat revealed that she was starting to lose confidence in herself. “And I was just, like, ‘Is there something wrong with me? Is there something that… I don’t know, na may kulang?’ Or ‘Am I not good enough? Don’t have I anything to offer?’ Na parang, I questioned everything about myself,” Catriona said.
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She started to question whether she made the right choice of staying in the Philippines.
“I questioned if I had even made the right decision to live in the Philippines at that time. And I felt like such a disappointment to my family. And it was a very hard time for me,” she said.
However, she opted to hold on to her dreams and never stopped trying until she reached her goals. Cat said that because of her failures, her faith in God grew stronger and more solid.
“It was really through strengthening my faith, which is really when my faith journey started as a Christian. That really pulled me out of that, and also I was introduced to volunteerism, which then introduced me to pageantry,” the beauty queen said.
Cat also left a message for those who are in similar situations she went through before.
“So, all of a sudden, I felt na parang si Lord was guiding me talaga. It’s just like, ‘Wait lang, anak. I have something for you. Just wait lang. Be patient lang,’” Catriona advised.
Ms. Universe 2018 Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray https://kami.com.ph/tag/catriona-gray.html is a Filipino-Australian model, beauty pageant titleholder, and singer. She was born on January 6, 1994 to Ian Gray, an Aussie of Scottish lineage, and Normita Ragas Magnayon, a Filipina from Oas, Albay. Catriona is the fourth Filipina to earn the title of Ms. Universe, having been crowned Miss Universe 2018. Previously, she also was crowned Miss World Philippines in 2016. She grew up in Australia and went to school at the Trinity Anglican School. She also earned a certificate in music theoryfrom Boston’s Berklee College of Music. After high school, Cat moved to Manila where she became a commercial model.
Several days ago, talent manager and vlogger Ogie Diaz revealed in his online show that Catriona Gray’s family is all thumbs-up for Sam Milby as her boyfriend. The former Ms. Universe titleholder, at the time, is in Australia to spend time with her family. Despite the distance of the Land Down Under from the Philippines, Cat managed to convey he feelings to Sam. She also posted a public message for Sam’s birthday.
Recently, Catriona opened up about her style at beauty pageants, one that she has been doing in both national and international competitions. She addressed the issue about beauty queens copying her style, from her "lava walk," to the way that she would make a turn or a pose. She said that she does not agree with using the term "copycat" to refer to other beauty queens, but what she sees is perhaps a resemblance to her brand. “It's not mine to own,” said the Miss Universe 2018 with regards to the style that has been attributed multiple times to her.
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