- Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was able to win Miss Universe 2018
- Miss South Africa was crowned as first runner-up and Miss Venezuela was named as second runner-up
- The video of Catriona's emotional reaction after hearing about the verdict went viral
Filipina Catriona Gray was crowned as Miss Universe 2018, defeating Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green and Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez for the crown.
KAMI learned that Gray got extremely emotional after being announced as the ultimate winner.
The video shows the Filipina trying to hold back her tears as she hugged her competitor and received the crown.
Green was first runner-up and Gutierrez was second runner-up.
Gray impressed the judges, audience, and viewers throughout the pageant – with her opening statement, her swimsuit walk, her red evening gown, and her final Q&A.
"I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila and the life there is... it's poor and very sad. And I've always taught myself to look for the beauty of it, to look for beauty in the faces of the children and to be grateful. And I would bring this aspect as a Miss Universe, to see situations with a silver lining, and to assess where I could give something, where I could provide something as a spokesperson. If I could teach also people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their faces. Thank you,” she said.
As reported earlier by KAMI, Catriona Gray was interviewed by Steve Harvey.
The Grand Coronation night of the prestigious Miss Universe 2018 is today, December 17, at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Catriona Gray is a Filipino-Australian actress and model who was born on born January 6, 1994. She already joined and became a finalist in Miss World 2016 before winning the Miss Universe Philippines this year.
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