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Filipino Catriona Gray Wins Miss Universe 2018. Credit PA

Holding the hand of her fellow contestant, green smiled and chuckled as she waited to hear who would be crowned miss universe.

"Catriona Gray's position on the legalization of marijuana for healing purposes could have been influenced by PRRD's stand on the matter or she could have come up with that conclusion after considering the pros and cons of the issue". Apparently it worked, because the 24-year-old Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 on Monday in Bangkok.

A lot of people congratulated Catriona for winning the Miss Universe 2018 title and we're all feeling proud of her.

"This is inspired by Mount Mayon". Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte immediately sent his congratulations to the newly crowned Gray. "Ms".

And her intentions are noble-making use of such pageantry to push her causes to light, namely education for the underprivileged, particularly those Tondo kids close to her heart, and HIV/AIDS awareness. And that's where we drew inspiration from.

The 24-year-old Filipino-Australian won the Philippines' fourth Miss Universe crown, pulling all the stops from a giant lantern strapped to her back, a slow-motion twirl in a hot pink bikini, and a long gown in flame hues that symbolized a mythical Filipino bird.

Former Miss Universe Canada Siera Bearchell has raved about her on her YouTube videos and supermodel Tyra Banks even commented on her now-famous "lava walk".

Filipino Catriona Gray Wins Miss Universe 2018. Credit PA
Filipino Catriona Gray Wins Miss Universe 2018. Credit PA

Gray grew up in Australia and is a singer and model who earned a degree in music theory from Boston's Berklee School of Music.

"I was praying and looking out to the people because that's what I remind myself".

In her interview on the Bottomline before she left for Bangkok, Catriona talked about her love for Filipino textiles - and she made sure these would be incorporated in her outfits for Miss Universe.

Catriona being the newest Miss Universe may be a win for all Filipinos, but most importantly, it opens opportunities for memes and witty branded content.

"It's just a feeling in a way that everything else wasn't". Harvey joked briefly about the incident in exchanges with contestants and said "You all can't let that go" and "I'm still here".

Gray said her parents taught her never to give up on her dreams when she was younger.

The spokesman also said that the victory of Gray set the bar high in Filipina empowerment and would push them to hold their place in the world. "These are the moments that matter most to me".

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