MANILA, Philippines — Months before her victory as 2018 Miss Universe, Catriona Gray graced the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Lifestyle section and opened up about her life and dreams.
In her first fashion pictorial after being crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 in March, Gray shared how her life changed since she bested 39 other candidates to represent the country in the prestigious Miss Universe pageant.
“Life since the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 coronation night has never slowed down, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everything that I’ve had the opportunity to undertake,” she said in the interview during her shoot with Inquirer Lifestyle last May 25.
“Looking back on the journey that was, the decision to join, the personal fears I overcame, the support that flooded in—it’s all so overwhelming, and it really feels like a triumph,” she added.
Early Monday, the Fil-Aussie stunner brought home the 2018 Miss Universe crown beating 93 other beauties from around the world. Gray is the fourth Filipina to clinch the Miss Universe crown after Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Margie Moran (1973), and Gloria Diaz (1969).