This Is The Miss Universe 2018 Pageant Winner, And Her Final Answer Is On Point

The Miss Universe 2018 pageant was won by an Australian-Filipino singer. This year’s contest took place in Bangkok, where the 24-year-old Catriona Magnayon Gray who was representing the Philippines, took the crown back home. The model who was born in Queensland to a Scottish-Australian father and Filipino mother also works as a TV host.

Catriona was favorite to win the pageant, but she really got the judges with her final answer on working in the slums of Tondo, Manila.

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Daily Mail reports that Catriona explained how the unique experience had taught her to be grateful and ‘look in the beauty of children’. Answering her question, she explained how she would use the win to help other people, saying:

I will bring this aspect as a Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining and to assess where I could give something, where I could provide something as a spokesperson.

Catriona also added:

And this I think if I can teach people to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster and children will have smiles on their faces.

 

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The second to win the contest was Tamaryn Green of South Africa, while third place went out to Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela. It’s worth noting that this year’s pageant was the first Miss Universe to have a transgender contestant reach the final stage. The transgender contestant named Angela Ponce representing Spain did not win, however, she was more than happy to simply take part. After failing to make it in the top 20, she said:

I don’t need to win Miss Universe. I only need to be here.

In a pre-recorded segment about her experience, Angela said:

I’m here to represent diversity of humans in the world. My hope is for tomorrow to be able to live in a world of equality for everyone, simply for us all to understand that we are human and that we must make all our lives easier together.

 

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And the winner of the pageant was no stranger at all, as she is the first woman to be crowned both Miss Universe and Miss World after she won Miss World Philippines back in 2016. Before leaving for Bangkok, she released a music video for a song that highlighted issues of poverty-stricken children in the slums of Manila. The song reached top charts’ number one in the Philippines iTunes chart.

See the moment Catriona won:

Congrats!

 

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Source: Unilad