- Catriona Gray bagged five special awards during Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night
- The Miss World Philippines 2016 is also named as Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Miss Universe
- She will represent the Philippines to this year’s Miss Universe pageant
Ms. Catriona Gray bested 39 other contestants during the Bb Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night held at the Smart Araneta on March 18, 2018
She has a lot of supporters which was very evident during the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum.
Thundering applause from the audience can be heard everytime she came out and every time her name got called as a recipient of the awards.
Gray bagged a total of five special awards, including the Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume Award, Miss Ever Bilena, Jag Denim Queen, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown.
In the Q&A Portion, Ms. Gray was asked if what is her message to the young women of Marawi.
With confidence she answered, "My message to the women were to be strong as women as the head of the household and we have amazing influence not only in our family as mothers, sisters and friends but also in our community. If we could get the women to stay strong and be that image of strength for the children and people around them, then once the rebuilding was complete, the moral of the community will stay strong and high."
Other winners were:
Samantha Bernardo-2nd runner-up
Vickie Rushton - 1st runner-up
Michele Gumabao- Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018
Karen Gallman- Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018
Eva Patalinjug- Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018
Jehza Mae Huelar- Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018
Maria Ahtisa Manalo - Bb. Pilipinas International 2018
Binibining Pilipinas is a national beauty pageant in the Philippines that selects Filipina representatives to compete in two of the Big Four major international beauty pageants such as Miss Universe and Miss International.
The pageant also fields four queens to other minor international pageants such as Miss Supranational, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Grand International and Miss Globe.
The national director of the Philippines is Stella Araneta, former Miss Colombia and Miss International titleholder, and Cochitina Sevilla, an enterpreneur as co-chairwoman.
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