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Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray Dedicates Her Opening Statement To The Philippines' Children

Standing tall with her fellow Top 20 contestants at the Miss Universe 2018 competition, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray shared what she would like the thousand-strong audience at the Bangkok's Impact Arena—and the universe—to know about her and her advocacies. 


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The model-turned-beauty queen hopeful answered: 

"Working in some of the poorest areas of my country, I found that it was a lack of child support, not poverty, that killed their dreams. A child once told me, 'Cat, that's just not my life, and those dreams aren't meant for me.' But I stand here tonight because someone believed in me. And we owe it to our children to believe in them."  


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Catriona has completed three major segments in the competition, so far: her introductory statement, the swimsuit segment, and the evening gown walk. 


Photos from @catrionagray