WATCH: Catriona Gray answers what it’s like to be 4th Filipina Miss Universe
Catriona Gray showed what Filipina Miss Universe winners are made of, as she spoke about her journey last year of earning the crown.
Gray proudly explained how one could raise the country’s flag in the international stage with her video “Maghanda” via Instagram TV yesterday, Nov. 25.
The beauty queen got into detail about working with local historians to study Philippine history, in line with her aim to embody a modern Filipina. She also talked about her training to perfect her “lava walk,” her “Luzviminda” national costume and her efforts to promote her causes like AIDS awareness, and the education of underprivileged youth.
“Preparing to represent the Philippines at the 67th Miss Universe competition was a journey that led me to discover my own country along with answering for myself the question: What does it mean to me to be a Filipino?” she said.
The beauty queen stated that she saw the pageant as an opportunity to be a passionate representative of the country, to be able to showcase it. She also stated that as she carried the nation’s name, it also carried her.
“The crown isn’t the greatest honor of my life,” she stated. “It was in bringing pride to my country of the Philippines that remains to be my greatest honor and my crowning glory.”
Catriona Gray is the fourth Miss Universe Philippines to bag the prestigious crown. Another aspiring Filipina beauty queen, Gazini Ganados will take a shot at winning the pageant for the country on Dec. 8 in the United States. JB
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