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And Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Is...Catriona Gray!

Congratulations, Catriona!
PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/CATRIONA_GRAY

The Miss Universe Philippines 2018 winner has been announced! The newly crowned queen is Binibini 20, Catriona Gray.

Catriona is Miss World Philippines 2016 and one of the top 5 finalists of Miss World 2016. She is the first Filipina to ever compete in both the Miss Universe and the Miss World pageants.

During the question and answer portion, she was asked, “After the devastating war, Marawi is now on its way to recovery. What is your message to the young women in Marawi?”

She answered, “Thank you for that question. My answer and my message to the women were, ‘To be strong.’ As women, we’re the head of a household, and we have amazing influence, not only in our families, as mothers, sisters, and friends, but also in our community. If we could get the women to stay strong and be that image of strength for the children and the people around them, then once the rebuilding is complete and underway, the morale of the community will stay strong and high.”

Here are the rest of the winners:

Second Runner-Up: Samantha Bernardo

First Runner-Up: Vickie Marie Milagrosa Rushton

Binibining Pilipinas Globe: Michele Gumabao

Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental: Karen Gallman

Binibining Pilipinas Grand International: Eva Patalinjug 

Binibining Pilipinas Supranational: Jehza Huelar 

Binibining Pilipinas International: Ma. Ahtisa Manalo 

Congratulations to all the winners!