Catriona Gray from the Philippines Miss Universe 2018

Catriona Gray from the Philippines asserted the Miss Universe crown for 2018 on Monday, beating competitors from 93 different nations.

Catriona Gray

Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray, from the Philippines, claims the crown


Catriona Gray

Catriona Gray


The 24-year-old Filipina-Australian pipped South African Demi Leigh Nel-Peters for the best spot, turning into the fourth Filipina to bring home the pined for the title. Miss Venezuela, Sthefany Gutiérrez, adjusted the main three at the challenge in Bangkok.

Thailand’s own Sophida Kanchanarin made it to the last 10, to colossal cheers from the homegroup, however, did not advance further.

History and discussion

In front of Monday’s conclusive, much consideration was on Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, the primary transgender challenger in the opposition’s history.

“I’m contending in light of the fact that it’s what I’ve needed to do since I was a young lady,” Ponce read a clock in front of the opposition. “I’m demonstrating that trans ladies can be whatever they need to be: an educator, a mother, a specialist, a government official and even Miss Universe.”

Shockingly for Ponce, nonetheless, she neglected to make the best 20.

Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers, made it to the finals – however just barely, and was wiped out before casting a ballot got down to the last 10.

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