CANBERRA, Australia – The Philippine Embassy in Australia joins the Filipino-Australian community in extending its warmest congratulations to the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Catriona was born in Cairns, Australia to a Filipino mother and Australian father.
Catriona Gray, representing the Philippines, is the winner of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December 2018. (Photo credit: Miss Universe Official Website)
The Embassy shares the following statement from the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines on Catriona as the winner of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December 2018:
Ms. Gray truly made the entire Philippines proud when she sashayed on the global stage and showcased genuine qualities defining a Filipina beauty: confidence, grace, intelligence and strength in the face of tough challenges. In her success, Miss Philippines has shown to the world that women in our country have the ability to turn dreams into a reality through passion, diligence, determination and hard work.
Ms. Gray’s triumph sets the bar high in empowering more Filipino women to believe in themselves and to fight for their own place in the universe. We salute and admire her victory.
Catriona’s crowning glory is placing the Philippines in the world map again for beauty and elegance that matches the world in renowned attraction of the many scenic and mesmerising islands in our country.