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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray wins Miss Universe 2018

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Miss Philippines, 24-year-old model Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018 on December 17 at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. She succeeded South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters after beating 93 other contestants to win the 67th edition of the pageant.

Tamaryn Green of South Africa and Sthefany Gutiérrez of Venezuela were first and second runners-up, respectively. Miss Puerto Rico, Kiara Ortega, and Miss Vietnam, H’Hen Nie completed the Top 5 finalists.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray SwimsuitThe show was hosted by comedian Steve Harvey and supermodel Ashley Graham, while television personality Carson Kressley and runway coach Lu Sierra provided commentary and analysis throughout the event. American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo performed during the competition.

Ninety-four countries and territories participated in this year’s pageant, surpassing the previous record of 92 contestants in 2017. Angela Ponce of Spain became the first openly transgender contestant to compete for the Miss Universe title.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray Evening GownCatriona Gray won the fourth Miss Universe title for the Philippines and only 3 years after the country last won the prestigious pageant.

In 2016, Catriona competed at the Miss World pageant where she ended up as one of the Top 5 finalists. She’s the only Filipina to have won both Miss Universe Philippines and Miss World Philippines titles.

Miss Universe 2018 Top 5

FINAL RESULTS

Miss Universe 2018: Philippines – Catriona Gray

1st Runner-Up: South Africa – Tamaryn Green

2nd Runner-Up: Venezuela – Sthefany Gutiérrez

Top 5

Puerto Rico – Kiara Ortega

Vietnam – H’Hen Nie

Top 10

Canada – Marta Stępień

Costa Rica – Natalia Carvajal

Curaçao – Akisha Albert

Nepal – Manita Devkota

Thailand – Sophida Kanchanarin

Top 20

Australia – Francesca Hung

Belgium – Zoé Brunet

Brazil – Mayra Dias

Great Britain – Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers

Hungary – Enikő Kecskès

Indonesia – Sonia Fergina Citra

Ireland – Grainne Gallanagh

Jamaica – Emily Maddison

Poland – Magdalena Swat

USA – Sarah Rose Summers

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona GrayPhoto credits to their respective owners.

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