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Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines' Catriona Gray

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Updates, analysis, stories on Catriona's victory and reign

Catriona Gray’s national costume is on its way back to the Philippines

Dec 19, 2018 - 7:41 PM

According to the National Quincentennial Committee, fans will soon be able to see the costume IRL

LUZVIMINDA. Catriona Gray dons the LuzViMinda, her national costume representing the 3 major island groups in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Miss Universe Organization

Thai Youtuber faces legal woes after Miss Universe dress comments

Dec 19, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Mixy Bigmouth made unflattering Facebook comments on Miss Universe Thailand's dress designed by Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana

Miss Universe 2018 judge on Catriona Gray: Prelim interview made big difference

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:28 PM

'Her confidence was not just any ordinary confidence, it was a confidence that was natural,' says judge Richelle Singson Michael

QUICK VISIT HOME. Catriona Gray drops by the Philippines shortly after winning Miss Universe 2018. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray back in Manila

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The newly-minted Miss Universe delivers a short message for her Filipino supporters

HOMECOMING. Catriona greets local media shortly after arriving in the Philippines. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro to hold first design conference in February 2019

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Oro Design Conference provides a platform for the growing community of designers in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao, says project head Karl Adrian Aguro

FIRST IN CDO. The Oro Design Conference is Cagayan de Oro's first design conference patterned after similar events annually held in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. Photo courtesy of Oro Design Conference

Little Caesars is coming back to the Philippines

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The pizza chain is returning right in time for the new year!

LITTLE CAESARS. The pizza chain is opening in the Philippines again. Screenshot from Facebook.com/LittleCaesarsPhilippines

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray arrives in PH December 19

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The queen is coming home

Catriona Gray thanks PH: 'You guys have supported me all through this'

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:26 AM

'If not for you, I would not have had the endurance or spirit to do what I do,' the newly crowned Miss Universe tells fellow Filipinos

THANK YOU, PHILIPPINES. Catriona Gray is the 4th Filipino to win the grown. Photo from the Miss Universe Organization

Vietnam's H'Hen Nie, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters rock pants at Miss Universe 2018

Dec 18, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Pants aren't usually a thing at pageants – and we're glad Vietnam's H'Hen Nie and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters took a different route

Photo courtesy of Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization

What you need to know about Catriona Gray's T'nalak outfits in Miss Universe

Dec 18, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Catriona traveled and sought permission to use the T'nalak fabric for her outfits in the competition

Miss Universe 2018 wrap: And the winner is... Philippines

Dec 18, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Mission accomplished for Catriona Gray

Catriona Gray of the Philippines competes after being selected as top 10 finalist during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. - Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on December 17 in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

'To Kill a Mockingbird' hits Broadway stage, adapted for Trump era

Dec 18, 2018 - 3:42 PM

The play, based from Harper Lee's seminal novel gets a modern facelift from playwright Aaron Sorkin

BROADWAY. Jeff Daniels takes a bow during curtain call after the opening night performance of 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' at the Shubert Theatre on December 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for 'To Kill A Mockingbird'/AFP

Catriona Gray's mom once dreamt of daughter's Miss Universe moment

Dec 18, 2018 - 9:27 AM

'Honey, I dreamt of you winning Miss Universe in a red dress,' her mother once told Catriona

Catriona Gray of the Philippines competes after being selected as top 10 finalist during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. - Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on December 17 in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: Former Miss Universe queens reunite in Bangkok

Dec 18, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Pia Wurtzbach, Natalie Glebova, Iris Mittenaere, and Gabriela Isler are among those who watched Miss Universe 2018 in Thailand

‘Problematic, romanticized:' Netizens hit Catriona Gray’s winning answer

Dec 17, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Did Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray ‘romanticize’ poverty in her winning answer?

Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran congratulate Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Dec 17, 2018 - 7:07 PM

'And now we are 4!' says Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran

What the stars are saying about Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe 2018 win

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Celebrities send their congratulations to the new queen

THE NEW QUEEN. Catriona Gray greets the crowd as she attends her first press conference as Miss Universe 2018. Photo by Voltaire Tayag/Rappler

Here are Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's winning answers

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:28 PM

What did you think of the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018's answers for each segment?

Catriona Gray on winning Miss Universe 2018: The best Christmas gift for PH

Dec 17, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Mga kababayan ko, I’m happy to give you the best Christmas gift ever," says the newly crowned Miss Universe

Miss World congratulates Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Dec 17, 2018 - 2:43 PM

'Miss Universe organisation you have a great winner!' says the Miss World pageant's official account

MISS UNIVERSE. Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 on stage in fashion by Sherri Hill with host Steve Harvey. Photo from HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Lawmakers give the most Miss Universe statements on Catriona Gray's win

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:53 PM

(UPDATED) Legislators congratulate Catriona Gray for her victory in the Miss Universe pageant, calling the Bicolana 'truly Daragang Magayon'

MISS UNIVERSE. Catriona Gray of the Philippines (L) is congratulated by by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters while being crowned as the new Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray share a moment

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:42 PM

So much beauty queen realness in a photo!

PINAY PRIDE. The former and reigning Miss Universe queens share a photo after the coronation on December 17. Screenshot from Instagram.com/piawurtzbach

Catriona and the Silver Linings: Social media explodes with Miss Universe 2018 memes

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:31 PM

We 'lava' all these clever memes about newly crowned Catriona Gray and her fellow pageant ladies

She didn't win the crown, but Spain’s Angela Ponce captivates netizens

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Netizens celebrate Angela Ponce's stint at the Miss Universe pageant

Who is Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018?

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Meet your new queen!

MISS UNIVERSE 2018. Catriona Gray becomes the fourth Filipina to bring home the Miss Universe crown. Photo courtesy of The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray wins Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Which Catriona Gray moment was your favorite?

LOOK: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray wears 'Alab at Dangal' ear cuff

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:12 PM

A familiar accessory makes an appearance as Catriona is crowned Miss Universe 2018

Catriona Gray of the Philippines smiles after being crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Malacañang, VP congratulate Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) 'Ms Gray’s triumph sets the bar high in empowering more Filipino women to believe in themselves and to fight for their own place in the universe,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

LOOK: Catriona Gray wears a 'Mayon' gown in Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Presenting the 'Mayon' dress by Mak Tumang

Philippines' Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:57 AM

She bests 93 other ladies in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant

FOURTH CROWN. Catriona Gray of Philippines reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Universe 2018 opening statements, Q&A, final word

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Which answer was your favorite?

Angela Ponce makes history: 'I don't need to win Miss Universe. I only need to be here.'

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:07 AM

'I always say: having a vagina didn't transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here'

MAKING HISTORY. She failed to make the cut, but Angela Ponce is a queen in all ways. Photo from the Miss Universe Organization

Catriona Gray at Miss Universe 2018: Ambassador for PH culture, design

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The spotlight is on Catriona Gray – and she sure is making the most of it

Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 attends the Royal Winter Festival in Bangkok, Thailand on December 8th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Bangkok, Thailand. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Catriona Gray on viral 'lava walk': 'This is insane'

Dec 16, 2018 - 4:01 PM

She can't believe Tyra Banks' reaction to her viral pageant walk either

Exploring Southern Palawan: Chasing waterfalls in Narra

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM

There's more to Palawan than Puerto Princesa and El Nido

OFF THE BUCKET LIST. A group of adventure-seekers who spent days of trekking to get to Estrella's 64th waterfall. Photo courtesy of Narra Municipal Tourism Office

[Two Pronged] Amazing sex, toxic romantic relationship

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:46 AM

'I am scared that I won't find anyone I can grow with in the sexual sense'

Filipino designers take spotlight in Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Here are all the world-class designs

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Gusto ba niya ako o hindi?

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Gamitin ang 'Liza Soberano Rule' para malaman kung bet ka rin ng crush mo!

Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray's chances and other top picks

Dec 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'The Philippines’ Catriona Gray leads way ahead of the pack... but as we all know too well, pageants can be very unpredictable'

WATCH: Catriona Gray talks music, dreams in Miss Universe intro video

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:23 PM

A radiant Catriona talks about her passion for music

Beauty queen from slum is crowned Miss Venezuela

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Isabella Rodriguez is set to represent the country in 2019

Isabella Rodriguez (L) representative of the Portuguesa state is crowned as the new Miss Venezuela during the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela on December 13, 2018. - Twenty-four contestants from all Venezuelan states participate in the contest. (Photo by YURI CORTEZ / AFP)

Malongo Atelier Barista offers fair-trade coffee and teas

Dec 14, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Enjoy different filtration and brewing methods, single-origin coffee beans, tea brews, crepes, and a taste of French heritage here

Miss Spain breaking barriers as first transgender Miss Universe hopeful

Dec 14, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Angela Ponce is making history since the pageant reversed a longstanding policy in 2012 that participants must be "naturally born" women

Angela Ponce, Miss Spain 2018 on stage during the National Costume Show, an international tradition where contestants display an authentic costume of choice that best represents the culture of their home country, on December 10th at Nongnooch Pattaya International Convention Exhibition (NICE). The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Bangkok, Thailand. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Universe 2018 coronation

Dec 14, 2018 - 6:14 PM

All eyes are on Thailand on December 17! Get updates here.

NEW QUEEN. Catriona Gray brings home the 4th Miss Universe crown for the Philippines. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

[OPINION] What in the world happened in Miss World 2018?

Dec 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'Miss World doesn’t need anymore gimmickry, continental awards to get more people interested and the entire list of countries in existence to participate'

Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon reacts after winning the 68th Miss World contest final in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on December 8, 2018. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Miss USA apologizes over 'xenophobic' remarks vs Miss Cambodia, Miss Vietnam

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'My life, friendships, and career revolve around me being a compassionate and empathetic woman. I would never intend to hurt another,' says Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers

KISS AND MAKE UP. Miss USA apologizes following backlash over what some say were 'xenophobic' comments made about Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam. Photo from Miss Australia's Instagram

What you need to know about Catriona Gray's 'Ibong Adarna'-inspired evening gown

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Mak Tumang shares photos of gown-making process

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe 2018 preliminary competition

Dec 13, 2018 - 9:55 PM

We still can't get over that slow-mo turn!

Screenshot from the Miss Universe livestream

Katarina Rodriguez on Miss World 2018 experience: I wouldn't change a thing

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:07 PM

'I arrived in China feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and now I leave China feeling absolute freedom,' Katarina says