Catriona Gray Got Super Emotional When Her Parents Flew In To Surprise Her

For the queen, this was the best surprise of them all.
PHOTO: Instagram/catriona_gray by Ocamproductions/Bruce Casanova

The week has been pretty packed for the homecoming queen. Miss Universe Catriona Gray has been sashaying from one engagement to the next and lava walking from courtesy calls to concerts. To say that she’s overwhelmed is an understatement; she’s constantly thanking everyone profusely for the outpouring love and support

During her Raise Your Flag homecoming tribute at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the crowned queen got the ultimate treat: a surprise appearance by her parents.

Catriona didn’t know that her parents Normita Ragas Magnayon and Ian Gray were in town. She thought they were all the way in Canada, and she was resigned to the fact that she wouldn’t be able to share all the magical moments of her homecoming with them.

So, when it was announced that the “two most important people” in her life were at the concert, Catriona naturally burst into tears. Having her parents celebrate her homecoming “really made her night,” she says. Her father Ian Gray celebrates his 74th birthday tomorrow, so we’re expecting the kween to be busy then, spending daddy-time with her original king. 

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