Catriona Gray is the crowned winner of Miss World Philippines 2016.
Catriona Gray is the announced winner of Miss World Philippines 2016 at The Tent City, Manila Hotel on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
The 22-year-old beauty from Albay bested 23 other candidates during the pageant. Catriona Gray will represent the country in the Miss World pageant in Washington DC, USA.
During the Question and Answer Q&A portion, Gray answered a common question “Why you should be the next Miss World Philippines?”
“To be a Miss World is to be passed a torch that burns with passion and purpose. If I am to become MIss World Philippines, I will dedicate my voice and essence to carry that torch and to set charitable causes alight, such as my personal advocacy, the Paraiso Bright Beginnings Project. And I would focus on passing on this torch to empower others because I believe together there is no darkness in this world that our light cannot overcome,” Catriona Gray said.
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Aside from winning the coveted crown, Gray took home the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown awards.
Other winners are 1st runner-up Ariane Calingo, 2nd runner-up Ivana Pacis, 3rd runner-up Marah Munoz and 4th runner-up Sandra Lemonon.