- Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned as the new Miss Universe
- Her coronation was special because nine former Miss Universe were present at the venue
- Six of them had a photo op with the newly-crowned queen
In a very rare circumstance, nine Miss Universe titleholders were at the same venue to witness the crowning moment of Catriona Gray in Bangkok, Thailand.
KAMI learned that the Pinay beauty queen was hailed as the winner in this year’s Miss Universe after she edged out 93 other candidates from different countries and continents.
Aside from the Philippines’ very own Pia Wurtzbach who won in 2015, there were other Miss Universe who were present during the prestigious pageant.
In an Instagram post, Catriona had the chance to be in a photo op with Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova from Canada, Miss Universe 1991 Lupita Jones from Mexico, and Miss Universe 2001 Denise Quiñones from Puerto Rico.
Also in the picture were Miss Universe 2014 Gabriela Isler from Venezuela and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere from France.
According to the caption of the post, the Miss Universe winners had a reunion on stage with newly-crowned Catriona.
“The Miss Universe reunion to celebrate the crowning of our new sister Catriona Gray. Congratulations Philippines on another victory!!!” it said.
Other previous winners who were not in the photo but present at the venue were judges in the competition such as Miss Universe 1998 Porntip Simon from Thailand and Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean from Namibia.
Miss Universe 2017 Demi Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa, who passed the crown to the Philippines’ bet, was also inside the Impact Arena in Thailand.
In a previous article by KAMI, the Miss World Organization finally spoke up about the victory of its former finalist Catriona Gray.
Born on January 6, 1994, Catriona Gray is a Filipino-Australian model and actress who is dubbed as the “most prepared” Miss Philippines sent to the prestigious Miss Universe.
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