Catriona Elisa Gray of Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2018

Published: 17th December 2018 10:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2018 12:52 PM  

Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 at a gala ceremony, where representatives from South Africa and Venezuela secured the first runner-up and second runner-up spots. (Photo: AP)
Catriona Gray of the Philippines, left, reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok. (Photo: AP)
The winner, who pipped 93 other contestants to win the title, has a love for arts and holds a Master Certificate in Music Theory. She is an adventure junkie and is passionate about her love for Filipino dishes including adobo, balut and the sweetest mangoes in the world.(Photo: AP)
Gray was ecstatic as she took her first walk as Miss Universe in a dazzling red gown with a thigh-high slit. She was crowned by Miss Universe 2017 Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, who comes from South Africa. (Photo: AP)
The 24-year-old Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-place Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela. IN PIC: Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, left, and Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green hold hands as they wait for the winner to be announced in the final round. (Photo: AP)
In the final question round, Gray was asked about the most important lesson she has learnt in life and how would she apply it in her time as Miss Universe. (Photo: AP)
She said: 'I work a lot in the slums of Manila and life there is very poor and sad. I have always taught myself to look for the beauty in it, to look for the beauty in the faces of the children, and I would bring this aspect as a Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining and to asses where I could give something and provide something. 'And if I could also teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity would not brew and foster, and children would have a smile on their face.'negativity.'(Photo: AFP)
Catriona Gray poses on stage during the 2018 Miss Universe national costume presentation in Chonburi province on December 10, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
India's Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20. (Photo: AP)
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