BANGKOK, Thailand - Fan favorite Miss Philippines Catriona Gray bagged the gold in this year's Miss Philippines 2018 on Monday December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. First runner up is Miss South Africa and the second runner up is Miss Venezuela.
Strutting in a sparkling red gown, Gray captivated the audiences and judges with not only her stunning looks but also her speech in which she mentioned that her mother dreamed of her to win Miss Universe in a red dress when she was 13 years old. After the coronation, the office of the President was quick to congratulate Gray for her winning stating that she was the epitome of a true Filipina queen with qualities such as beauty, confidence, poise, and intelligence.
This year's event marks the 67th annual Miss Universe competition with over 90 contestants from over 90 different countries. Miss Gray is the fourth Miss Philippines to capture the crown following the latest win by Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Wurtzbach.