Filipina Catriona Gray was crowned as Miss Universe 2018 with Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green named as first runner-up and Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez as second runner-up.
Her Miss Universe 2018 performance was filled with unforgettable moments so KAMI presents to you a list of Catriona’s top 5 moments at the pageant that were caught on video.
1. Catriona Gray’s opening statement at Miss Universe 2018 coronation night
Catriona won the audience with her epic opening statement. “Working in some of the poorest countries of my country, I found that it was a lack of child support, not poverty, that killed their dreams. A child once told me, ‘Cat, that’s just not my life and those dreams aren’t meant for me.’ But I stand here today because someone believed in me and we owe it today to our children to believe in them.”
2. Catriona Gray gets interviewed by Steve Harvey
The Filipina was asked what she would name a song if she wrote one about her experience in the pageant. “Well, you know what, Steve. As a Miss Philippines, I’ve always felt the love and the support of the Filipino people and I think I brought half of my country here tonight. “So I would name the song ‘Raise Your Flag’ because I stand here not as one, but as a hundred and four million Filipinos,” she explained.
3. Catriona Gray’s swimsuit walk
In the competition round, Catriona once again donned the pink swimsuit she wore at the prelims. But this time, she had a cape with her. She also repeated her epic slo-mo turn during her swimsuit walk.
4. Catriona Gray’s evening gown
The evening gown worn by the Filipina was a sight to behold. The red gown was both daring and classy.
5. Catriona Gray’s final Q&A
Catriona was asked by Steve Harvey about the most important lesson she learned in life and how she would apply it in her time as Miss Universe. The beauty queen opened up about her experience working with poor children in Tondo, Manila:
"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.
6. Catriona Gray wins Miss Universe 2018
Catriona 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.
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