Catriona Gray During Her Final Walk As Miss U: 'To everyone with a dream, know that your dreams are valid'

Not going to lie: We teared up!
PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/CATRIONA_GRAY

It may be time to pass the crown to a *new* queen, but not before one final goodbye from our very own Catriona Gray (Miss Universe 2018). She made heads turn when she walked out in a stunning blue gown by Mak Tumang, with the Mikimoto crown completing her entire look. 

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Here's a closer look at Catriona's dress:

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Of the dress, the designer wrote, "The creation's inspiration stems from the vision of the Philippine Eagle flying over the flawless turquoise seas embracing our archipelago. Despite its mighty ability to soar up high far beyond the clouds, it could still manage to look down until the point of reflecting itself on the shiny waters. This display of both might & humility is the call each of us heeds."

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As she waved to her devoted supporters, Catriona said:

"I've always believed that, as women, we have the power to redefine our generation. When we raise our voices together, the words 'women power' become more than just a phrase—they become a movement. I wanted my year to be a reign with purpose. From advocating for quality education for all, to raising awareness for HIV/AIDS, I've strived to use my voice for good.

Thank you to mom and dad for always believing in me; Paula and Esther, for your mentorship; the Miss Universe organization; and to Team Catriona, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And to my beloved Philippines, isang karangalan po ito. You endlessly inspire me and give me hope. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. Above all, thank you, God. I lift everything up to glorify and honor you. As I close this chapter, I do so with a grateful heart. To everyone with a dream, know that your dreams are valid and on your path, you are never denied, and only redirected."

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We can't wait to see what you take on next, Catriona!

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