Bangkok, Dec 17: Twenty four year old girl of Philippines wins the title of Miss Universe 2018 at a gala ceremony in Bangkok. South-Africa and Venezuela secured the first runner –up and second runner up spots. South Africa’s Tmaryn Green was named as first runner-up. She is a medical student. The second runner up, Sthefany Guterrez, Miss Venezeuela is a law student.Our India representative to Miss Universe 2018 Neha Chudasama failed to make it to top 20. Dressed in a red gown Miss Catriona Gray was ecstatic as she took her first walk as Miss Universe. She was crowned by Miss Universe 2017 Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, who hails from South Africa. In the final question answer round, Ms Gray was asked about the most important lesson she learnt in life and how she would apply it in her time as Miss Universe.
She replied,” I work a lot in the slums of Manila and they lived a poor and sad life. 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 situation with a silver lining and to assess 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.”
She won the pageant leaving behind 93 other contestant to lift the title. Cartiona holds a Master Certificate in Music Theory. She has a love for arts and adventure. She loves Filippino dishes including dobo,balut and sweetest mangoes in the world. On her philanthropic side, she is an advocate HIV/AIDS at Love Yourself PH and volunteers as a teacher assistant to the students of Young Focus NGO, according to Miss Universe website.