Catriona Gray is the crowned winner of Binibining Pilipinas 2018 — she will represent the Philippines to this year’s Miss Universe pageant.
The 24-year-old native beauty of Bicol bested 39 other contestants during the Bb Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night held at the Smart Araneta on March 18, 2018.
Dring the Q&A Portion, Gray was asked if what is her message to the young women of Marawi.
Her winning answer: My message to the women were to be strong as women as the head of the household and we have amazing influence not only in our family as mothers, sisters and friends but also in our community. If we could get the women to stay strong and be that image of strength for the children and people around them, then once the rebuilding was complete, the moral of the community will stay strong and high.
Aside from winning the coveted crown, Gray took home the special awards including National Costume, Miss Ever Bilena, Jag Denim Queen, Best in Swimsuit and Long Gown.
Other winners are Samantha Bernardo 2nd runner-up, Vickie Rushton 1st runner-up, Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Patalinjug, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 Jehza Mae Huelar and Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Maria Ahtisa Manalo.
Catriona Gray is a TV host, singer, model and beauty pageant titleholder. She won Miss World Philippines 2016 and placed as a Top 5 Finalist in Miss World 2016 pageant.