12.17.2018

Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018!


Philippines' won its 4th Miss Universe crown through the very hardworking and most dedicated queen, Catriona Gray!


Catriona won wearing this Mak Tumang masterpiece, inspired by the
lava of Mayon Volcano, situated in Catriona's hometown, Albay.

The Miss Universe 2018 has repeated its format from last year having finalists from each continents. Here are the finalists from each continents, in order of Steve Harvey's announcement. 

AFRICA AND ASIA PACIFIC

South Africa - Tamaryn Green
Philippines - Catriona Gray
Nepal - Manita Devkota
Vietnam - H'Hen Nie
Thailand - Sophida Kanchanarin

EUROPE

Poland - Magdalena Swat
Belgium - Zoe Brunet
Great Britain - Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers
Hungary - Eniko Kecskes
Ireland - Grainne Gallanagh

AMERICAS

Curacao - Akisha Albert
Costa Rica - Natalia Carvajal
Canada - Marta Magdalena Stepien
Puerto Rico - Kiara Ortega
Jamaica - Emily Madison

WILDCARD

USA - Sarah Rose Summers
Venezuela - Sthefany Gutierrez
Indonesia - Sonia Fergina Citra
Brazil - Mayra Dias
Australia - Francesca Hung


The Top 20 Semi Finalists were each given 15 seconds to speak and tell about the most important thing they want the world to know about them. Based on their short speeches, the Top 10 was selected. Here they are in order of Steve's announcement:

TOP 10

South Africa
Vietnam
Venezuela
Philippines
Costa Rica
Curacao
Nepal
Canada
Thailand
Puerto Rico

The Top 10 Finalists did their pasarelas in their swimsuit and evening gown, and from their runway performance, they were trimmed to Top 5.

Catriona Gray wowed the crowd again with her now famous
slo-mo turn during the Swimsuit Round.



As expected, Catriona nailed the runway wearing her Mayon Volcano lava-inspired gown.

Catriona's gown and performance was truly a standout! 
 


Here are the 5 Finalists, in order of Steve's announcement:

TOP 5

Puerto Rico
Vietnam
Philippines
South Africa
Venezuela

To determine the Top 3, the Top 5 Finalists were each given a unique question and were asked about their opinion on the world's current issues. After this round, the Top 3 were selected and they are as follows, based on Steve Harvey's order of announcement:

TOP 3

Philippines
South Africa
Venezuela

Right after the announcement of the Top 3, the Q&A round began immediately. This is to test the candidate's capability of quickly answering a question despite being given a very limited time to prepare. The one final question given to the Top 3 ladies was: "What is the most important lesson you've learned in your life and how would you apply it in your time as Miss Universe?"

And after that one final question, here's the result.

2nd Runner-up
Venezuela - Sthefany Gutierrez

1st Runner-up
South Africa - Tamaryn Green

MISS UNIVERSE 2018
Philippines - Catriona Gray


Watch Catriona's Full Performance here.


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