- Catriona Gray from the Philippines was recently crowned as the new Miss Universe
- A judge in the said pageant who is a Filipina spoke up about the Pinay beauty queen’s performance
- She even mentioned what she noticed about Catriona
A member of the all-female panel in Miss Universe who happens to be a Filipina disclosed the factors that made Catriona Gray the winner in the prestigious pageant.
KAMI learned that the Pinay beauty queen bested 93 other candidates from different countries and brought home the fourth crown for the Philippines.
It was Richelle Louise Singson-Michael who witnessed and opened up about the performance of Catriona even before the Coronation Night on December 17.
The Filipina judge initially explained that they were finding a woman who is empowered, confident, humble, and has the will to bring positive changes to the society.
Aside from the evening gowns and swimsuit competitions, what would make a Miss Universe are her advocacies and the inspiration she brings to other people.
”A Miss Universe should be someone confident yet humble, and empowered enough to be able to make positive changes within communities as well as the global scene,” she quipped.
“She should be able to inspire others and raise awareness for her philanthropic endeavors, conducting everything so very beautifully,” she added.
With regards to the performance of Catriona, Richelle explained that her fellow Filipina already made a name as a strong contender even during the preliminaries.
She also admitted that she saw how confident the Bicolana model was in facing the judges and answering the questions thrown to her.
The Filipina judge even revealed that the Philippines’ bet showcased her talent during the panel interview which, for her, is a sign of just having fun in the competition.
”Catriona already stood out from the onset during the personality interviews. We were divided into two groups of panels. From her interview on my side, you could see that she was someone who exuded confidence,” Richelle stated.
”She was relaxed; she was having fun while at the same time providing well-constructed responses with substance. I believe she also did well with the other group of judges because I heard from my end that she even started singing to them!” she concluded.
In a previous article by KAMI, Catriona’s boyfriend Clint Bondad shared some struggles that he often experiences now that his partner is a Miss Universe.
Richelle Louise Singson-Michael is one of the most respected personalities in the country. She helped in organizing Miss Universe in 2016 when the pageant was held in the Philippines.
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