Rejoice! Catriona Gray Is Miss Universe 2018!
She made it! All hail the new queen!
Catriona Gray, the Filipino-Australian stunner whose most memorable moments at Miss Universe 2018 competition include her "Lava Turn" and custom-made ear cuff by by Tessera Jewelry, has officially been named Miss Universe 2018.
She is the fourth Filipina to earn the title, following Pia Wurtzbach in 2015.
The 5'10" beauty was in the Top 3 alongside Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green and Miss Venezuela Isabella Rodriguez, and was named the evening's winner by host Steve Harvey.
Miss Universe 2017, South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was at the event to officially hand over the Mikimoto Peal Crown to her successor who shone in another Mak Tumang gown done in bold, fiery red and orange.
The Miss Universe competition is Catriona's second try at pageants; her foray into pageantry was in 2016 when she made it to the Top 5 at the 2016 Miss World competition.
We're ecstatic over the news about Catriona's win, so is Twitter! Check out Catriona's supporter's reactions to her epic win:
CONGRATULATIONS CATRIONA GRAY! The new Miss Universe 2018! I'm still actually shaking but congratulations PILIPINAS!!!! ????#MissUniverse2018 #Missuniverse #CatrionaGray #CatrionaForMissUniverse pic.twitter.com/0j8IKvtXwI— gwen (@gweeeenyy) December 17, 2018
The reason why she did not get the crown for Miss World before, is because there's a much better crown suited for her. In God's time, you are being crowned as #MissUniverse2018 and I am so so proud of you, #CatrionaGray ?? #MissPhilippines #MissUniverse pic.twitter.com/DU8LVoQjfP— R i k a ?? (@itsnotfine1234) December 17, 2018
Kaya una pa lang hindi na 'ko kinakabahan eh. Because I really believe in her that she'll get the crown. You make us proud, Catriona! You never failed us especially those who believe in you since from the start.#MissUniverse#Philippines#CatrionaGray pic.twitter.com/IZteEsm0Aw— DK (@dklustre) December 17, 2018
Miss World title is not meant for you because Miss Universe Crown is what you truly deserved!!— .°· Min Suga ·°. (@zumin0309) December 17, 2018
Thank you for giving every Filipinos one of the best Christmas gifts ever! The pride and honor you bring to the country!#MissUniverse #MissPhilippines pic.twitter.com/UpiCX463Wg
Catriona Gray teaches us that in every negative situation, we need to take it positively & see the most beatiful thing in it. ?— chhh (@itsrichna) December 17, 2018
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU CAT,
MISS UNIVERSE 2018 ????
MABUHAY PILIPINAS! ????#MissUniverse2018 #MissPhilippinesBringBackTheCrown #CatrionaGray pic.twitter.com/gwGcUKcd9f
Congratulations, Queen ?? Well-deserved. Since Day 1, you did all things effortlessly & perfect! Yehey, nasa Pilipinas nanaman ang korona ????— John Ginez ?? (@thatmisterjohn) December 17, 2018
Miss Universe 2018 is Philippines ????#ForTheFourth #MissPhilippinesBringBackTheCrown #MissUniverse #MissPhilippines #CatrionaGray pic.twitter.com/PxfO5IvfwP
Photos from @catrionagray