Catriona Gray of the Philippines (L) reacts after winning the Miss Universe 2018 with Miss Universe first runner up Tamaryn Green of South Africa on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok.
Resolution commending Catriona for Miss Universe victory filed at Senate
( - December 17, 2018 - 4:29pm

MANILA, Philippines — A resolution to congratulate and commend Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray for bringing honor to the country was filed at the Senate on Monday.

Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri file Senate Resolution 976 within hours of 24-year-old Gray winning the competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

"Whereas, for winning the Miss Universe title, Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray has brought great pride, honor and glory to the country and the Filipino people, worthy of praise and commendation of this august Chamber," the resolution read.

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Gray would be the fourth Filipina to get crowned as Miss Universe after Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margie Moran in 1973 and Pia Wurtzbach in 2015.

The resolution highlighted Gray's involvement in various organizations such as the Love Yourself organization which focuses on HIV awareness and the Young Focus organization that started a fundraising program for building a preschool for children in Smokey Mountain.

"Whereas, Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray cinched the crown for the country with her empathic answer to the final question, where, when asked for the most important lesson she has learned in life, she brought up the plight of impoverished children in the slums of Tondo, Manila, and a necessity of using her platform as a spokesperson to help these children see a more hopeful future," Zubiri said.

The resolution also noted that Gray would serve as the "voice" of the Miss Universe Organization in promoting its advocacy of affecting world change through volunteering, fundraising and advocacy.

During the question and answer portion for the final three bets of the pageant, the contestants were asked about the most important lesson they have learned and how they would apply it in their time as Miss Universe.

"I think if I can teach people to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster and children will have smile on their faces," she said. 

A resolution, if adopted, expresses the sense or sentiment of a chamber of Congress. 

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