Catriona Gray being crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Leandicho, file
Philippines’ Catriona Gray featured in UK, compared to Miss Universe winner
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo ( - November 27, 2018 - 8:08pm

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray has been featured on November 27 in one of the United Kingdom’s leading news sites, Daily Mail. 

In the article written by Alice Murphy for Daily Mail Australia, Catriona was called “the next Jennifer Hawkins.” 

Winner of the 2004 Miss Universe, Hawkins is a top model that endorsed international brands like Covergirl. She also hosted and became a judge for reality TV show “Australia’s Next Top Model.”

In the same article, Catriona was described in the title as “the stunning Australian-Filipino singer, model and TV host tipped to take out the 2018 Miss Universe crown.”

“Boasting 570,000 Instagram followers, Ms Gray is the hot ticket to cinch the crown next month with Sports Bet Australia announcing her as the $4.00 favourite,” the article announced.

According to the story, Gray’s biggest rivals for the crown would be Miss South Africa ($8.00), Ecuador ($7.50) and Thailand ($5,50).

The Daily Mail story also stressed that Gray “is the first woman in history to have been awarded both World and Universe national titles.”

Similarly, the article mentioned Catriona’s newly released music video “We're in This Together,” which “shot straight to number one in the Philippines iTunes chart.”

The video aims to raise awareness on children’s poverty in the slums of Manila. Daily Mail added that Catriona is known for her promotion of female empowerment and women's causes.

Born in Queensland to a Filipino mother and a Scottish-Australian father, the 24-year-old Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, who was named after her two grandmothers, will represent the Philippines at the 2018 Miss Universe in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17. 


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