Filipino-Australian Catriona Gray who hails from the Albay province has been crowned Miss World Philippines 2016 during the pageant’s coronation night at the Manila Hotel on Sunday.
The 22-year-old model-host dominated the event after bagging five awards apart from the main title including: Miss Hannah, Miss Manila Hotel, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown, and Best in Fashion Runway.
During the Q&A portion, Gray underscored the importance and responsibility of being Miss World Phlippines.
“If I am to become Miss World Philippines, I will dedicate my voice and essence to carry that torch and to set charitable causes alight, such as my personal advocacy, the Paraiso Bright Beginnings Project. And I would focus on passing on this torch to empower others because I believe together, there is no darkness in this world that our light cannot overcome.”
She will be representing the country in the Miss World 2016 pageant which will be held in Washington D.C. this December.
Watch her winning moment below: