by Gretzel H. Lantican
Catriona Gray is the newly crowned ‘Binibining Pilipinas 2018! She’s set to conquer this year’s Miss Universe pageant.
After winning the 2016 Ms. World Philippines last October 2, 2016, Gray continued her journey to victory by winning the Binibining Pilipinas crown last March 18, 2018 at the Araneta Coliseum.
She brings home the crown after giving an award-winning answer to US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Yong Kim’s question regarding her message to the young women of Marawi, while they’re recovering after the devastating war: “Women should be the image of strength for the children and the people around them, so the morale of the community will stay strong and high when the rebuilding is complete and underway”.
Owning Other Titles
Aside from owning the night, Gray slayed the pageant by winning five more titles: ‘Best in Long Gown’, ‘Best in Swimsuit’, ‘Jag Denim Queen’, ‘Miss Ever Bilena’, and ‘Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume Award’.
More About Gray
Catriona Gray is a 24 year old model, host, and singer. The multitalented woman also modeled for AVA’s streetwear collection, Rosenthal Tee x AVA. Rosenthal Tee’s style is for the casual chick who loves glamorous aesthetics on her clothes. AVA is a shopping platform promoting local and independent designer collections.
Besides this, Gray is also a community advocate. She’s lending a hand to eliminate poverty in the country, helping marginalized communities through her project called Paraiso.
Beauty with a Purpose
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Catriona Gray is the true embodiment of beauty and talent. She proves that there’s more than what meets the crown.