#MissUniverse: Miss Catriona Gray who represented the Philippines has been crown Miss Universe 2018. She edged out other contestants from 93 other countries to win the crown.
The 24-year-old Gray wore a sparkling red dress she said is inspired by a volcano in the Philippines as she was handed the crown to the delight of a roaring crowd that generally favored Southeast Asian contestants.
She said she wore red because “when I was 13 my mom said she had a dream that I would win Miss Universe in a red dress.” She said her mom cried when they saw each other after she won the competition.
Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-place Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela. She succeeds Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.
Get to know Miss Universe Philippines 2018 and her journey to the crown.#MissUniverse airs LIVE Dec 16 at 7pm ET from Bangkok, Thailand only on @FOXtv. Who will take home the crown? pic.twitter.com/Xy5svnKNxt
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 14, 2018
I sat next to Catriona Gray’s parents, and this was their reaction when their daughter, Miss Philippines, won Miss Universe. pic.twitter.com/1Wu9ysdhEA
— MikeinCambodia (@MikeInCambodia) December 17, 2018