Catriona Gray, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 competes on stage in an evening gown of her choice and swimwear by Sirivannavari Bangkok during The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
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In photos: Catriona Gray sizzles in her evening gown, swimsuit
( - December 17, 2018 - 12:45pm

MANILA, Philippines — Catriona Gray took home the Philippines' fourth Miss Universe crown during the coronation night at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday.

The Top 10 contestants graced the catwalk for the evening gown and swimwear competition.

READ: From world to universe: Catriona Gray is now fourth Filipina Miss Universe

For her evening gown competition, Catriona wore a red gown, which drew inspiration from Mt. Mayon of her hometown Albay.

"She is celebrating her roots – she is celebrating Albay! The prominent and iconic Mayon Volcano is the penultimate inspiration for this creation. It is dubbed as the ‘perfect cone’ because of its symmetric conical form," designer Mak Tumang said on Facebook.

READ: Ibong Adarna to Mayon Volcano: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray pays tribute to home

Catriona's famous slow-motion twirl also made an appearance on the stage during the swimsuit competition.

FULL TEXT: Miss Universe 2018 Q&A with top 5, final 3


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LATEST UPDATE: December 19, 2018 - 12:07pm

The Philippines' Catriona Gray is gunning for the crown on the Coronation Night of Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Gray made waves online after her stunning walk at the preliminary competition last week, earning her legions of fans. She also welcomed Filipinos who flew to the Thai capital to show their support.

The event will be aired live around the world at approximately 8 a.m. Manila time.


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December 19, 2018 - 12:07pm

The Philippines awaits the arrival of newly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, just a few days after the prestigious pageant in Bangkok, Thailand.

The immediate homecoming of a new Miss Universe is a rare episode. Traditionally, pageant winners are flown straight to the organization's headquarters in New York, where the reigning "queen" is also provided an apartment for a whole year as part of her winnings.

"I just want to say thank you to the Philippines, my country. You know, you guys have supported me all through this and if not for you, I would not have had the endurance or the spirit to do what I do," Gray says in a video released earlier today.

December 17, 2018 - 11:29am

Catriona Gray is set to hold a press conference following her historic win for the Philippines at the MIss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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December 17, 2018 - 11:07am

The Philippines' Catriona Gray is hailled this year's Miss Universe. This is the fourth crown given to a candidate from the Philippines in the history of the prestigious beauty pageant.

December 17, 2018 - 10:32am

Philippines' Catriona Gray is asked about the legalization of marijuana for the Top 5 Q&A.

"I’m for it being used for medical use, but not so for recreational use. Because I think if people will argue then what about alcohol and cigarettes? Everything is good but in moderation."

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December 17, 2018 - 10:02am

Wearing an orange swimsuit designed by a Thai princess, Catriona Gray of the Philippines repeats her now-iconic slow-mo turn anew on the final competition's stage for the swimsuit segment featuring the Top 10 Miss Universe candidates.

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