Miss World PH 2016 Catriona Gray Joins Bb. Pilipinas 2018

'Maraming maraming salamat sa inyo. This is for you.'
PHOTO: Instagram/catriona_gray

Fans and the rest of the pageant world are rejoicing! Following an online clamor to represent the Philippines after her successful reign as Miss World Philippines 2016 (she ranked Top 5), Catriona Gray finally made it to the roster of finalists in the upcoming Bb. Pilipinas 2018 pageant.

After seven long hours of deliberation at the Kia Theatre, the 40 beautiful candidates for this year’s pageant were announced on January 15 from a list of 100 hopefuls. Alongside Catriona, other familiar faces have been cast in this year’s bout for the most beautiful, including volleyball player Michelle Gumabao and Vickie Rushton, both alumnae of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother.

Prior to the final screening, Catriona took to Instagram to thank her loyal fans who have been behind her the minute she decided to file for an application to join the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. In fact, hashtags showing support for her have made its rounds on the internet from #CatrionaGrayBb2018 to the playful #CatGanern.

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She wrote, "There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who is unapologetically herself; comfortable in her imperfect perfection. To me that is the true essence of beauty. - Steve Maraboli. Hopeful that today the doors to my dreams will be opened. At this moment, more than anything, in my mind are all of you who have ceaselessly supported me since day one. Maraming maraming salamat sa inyo. This is for you."

Here’s the 24-year-old Fil-Aussie stunner when she officially filed for her Bb. Pilipinas application.

And here she is slaying it during the screening.

And when it all became official, here’s Catriona looking regal in a white number.

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