Miss Universe 2018 wrap: And the winner is… Philippines

Miss Universe 2018 wrap: And the winner is… Philippines


Mission accomplished for Catriona Gray

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe 2018 pageant ended on Monday, December 17 (Manila time) with the Philippines’ Catriona Gray winning the 4th crown for the country.

One of the favorites to win the title, Catriona bested 93 other hopefuls, succeeding Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa. The Filipino-Australian from Albay joins Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973) and Pia Wurtzbach (2015) as Filipina titleholders.

Here’s a list of Rappler’s stories from the Miss Universe coverage that happened in Bangkok, Thailand.




Catriona’s win – and answers during the pageant’s question and answer segments – drew mixed reactions online. It’s also an opportune time to ask: What are pageants for? Here are stories from the Newsbreak section to jumpstart the discussion: 



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