A new Miss Universe has been named - watch the crowning moment

A new Miss Universe has been named - watch the crowning moment

A new Miss Universe has been named - watch the crowning moment

The most handsome day in the universe, Miss Universe 2018, was held this morning (December 17) in Bangkok, Thailand and out of 94 candidates from countries all over the world, one name was proclaimed the most beautiful-The Philippines' Catriona Gray.

The comments went viral but Summers later posted an apology on Instagram, saying she did not "intend to hurt" her fellow competitors. She moved to the Philippines after turning 18, following which she participated in the Miss World Philippines competition and won the title in 2016.

With her victory, Gray will fly to New York, USA, and stay in a luxurious apartment for one year during her reign. It was, indeed, a great day for all Filipinos as Catriona brought the crown back to the Philippines and represented our country with outstanding beauty, grace, and intelligence.

"Philippines, what an unbelievable honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects. Mabuhay ang mga Bicolana!" she added.

Since her reign, Pia has been working with the Miss Universe Organisation as an HIV/AIDS awareness advocate and has starred as a guest judge on Asia's Next Top Model, while also perusing her own modelling career.

She beat Miss South Africa and Miss Venezuela in the top three to win this prestigious title.

A new Miss Universe has been named - watch the crowning moment
A new Miss Universe has been named - watch the crowning moment

We are all overcome with emotion and excitement as another Filipina becomes a strong contender for Miss Universe. Apparently it worked, because the 24-year-old Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 on Monday in Bangkok.

Designer Mak Tumang, the pro behind Gray's floor-sweeping style statement, shared that the inspiration behind the "lava gown" was indeed the active Mayon volcano on Facebook.

Contestants compete in swimsuit during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018.

In 2015, Harvey made a big error in front of a global television audience at the Miss Universe pageant, when he misread his cue card and announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez as the victor. She remains a Filipina television personality today.

Undoubtedly, Ms Gray dressed well, talked intelligently and walked impeccably to literally grab the crown from Tamaryn Green, who had earlier taken over from Nel-Peters as Miss Universe South Africa, hoping to also annex the global crown to cement Africa's hold on the Miss Universe crown. The 24-year-old's exact gown was inspired by the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines, which was last active in January. "There were moments of doubt where I felt overwhelmed and I felt the pressure". She also volunteers as a Teacher's Assistant to the students of Young Focus NGO.




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