Catriona Gray - updates

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Catriona Gray clarifies winning answer in Miss Universe final Q&A

Jan 11, 2019 - 10:13 AM

'I was not romanticizing poverty,' says Catriona

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's media tour outfits

Jan 10, 2019 - 5:27 PM

See what our beauty queen wore during her media week tour

Catriona Gray talks about social media and the PH vs Aus 'debate'

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Catriona gets candid on topics ranging from criticism on pageants and the 'war' on social media – is she Filipino, Australian, both?

WATCH: Catriona Gray shows off singing prowess in US media tour

Jan 09, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Catriona kicks off day 2 of her media tour with an appearance on 'Good Day New York'

WATCH: Catriona Gray teaches you how to do the slow-mo turn

Jan 08, 2019 - 12:26 PM

Catriona gamely shows the turn during an interview on 'Celebrity Page Network'

WATCH: Catriona Gray charms viewers as she kicks off Miss Universe media tour

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:11 AM

Catriona appears on 'Good Morning America' and 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' on day one of her media rounds

Catching up with Team Catriona Gray

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Rappler's Voltaire Tayag sits down with the Miss Universe 2018 winner's team

Cornerstone manager explains viral photo of Catriona Gray, Sam Milby

Jan 04, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Erickson Raymundo says Catriona and Sam are among people he invited to his farm in Tanay, Rizal

Catriona Gray arrives in New York to start Miss Universe reign

Jan 04, 2019 - 1:57 PM

The beauty queen shares a photo from her new apartment

NEW QUEEN. Catriona Gray is set to begin her reign as Miss Universe 2018. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Catriona Gray on saying goodbye to 2018: My heart is full

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'I have so much to be grateful for and in bidding farewell to 2018, my heart is full,' says Catriona

The year in pageants: Philippines' highs and lows

Dec 31, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The Philippines continues its winning streak, but suffers some heartaches along the way

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's gowns by Mak Tumang on display at SM Pampanga

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Sinag, Adarna, and Mayon will be on public display at SM City Pampanga

MAK TUMANG GOWNS. The Filipino designer's creations for Miss Unvierse 2018 Catriona Gray are on display for limited amount of time. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: NAIA security measures are inadequate | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Jee Geronimo

WATCH: Miss Denmark and Sweden shed tears of joy after Catriona Gray's win

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Here's why Denmark's Helena Heuser and Sweden's Emma Strandberg were so happy after 'Kit Cat's' win

LOOK: Mak Tumang unveils Catriona Gray's 3rd gown for Miss Universe

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The 'Perla Oriente' or Pearl of the Orient is a tribute to the Philippines' pearl of the orient tag

HOAX: Miss Universe ‘bans’ mixed-ethnicity Filipinos from competing

Dec 25, 2018 - 4:36 PM

There are no official changes to the rules of the Miss Universe competition or the Binibining Pilipinas pageant

[OPINION] Catriona Gray, David Ricardo, and the law of comparative advantage

Dec 25, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Introducing the no-nonsense economics Professor Ben Nojoke...

Catriona Gray’s 'O Holy Night' cover will make your Christmas merry indeed

Dec 24, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Miss Universe 2018 has some serious singing chops

SINGER. Catriona Gray, pictured her at the Frontrow/Miss Universe press conference, lends her angelic voice to a cover of 'O Holy Night.' File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Wearing the Philippines: How Catriona Gray’s national costume went above and beyond

Dec 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

From traveling the country to ask permission from locals, to getting lectured on Philippine history, the new Miss Universe put so much effort in her Philippine ensemble – but why?

ON DISPLAY. Catriona Gray's national costume is now with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Government officials react to Ateneo bullying | Evening wRap

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:08 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Margie de Leon

Runaway winner: How Catriona Gray won Miss Universe 2018

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Catriona Gray and her team didn't come to Bangkok to participate – they came to win

A Christmas wish list for the naughty boys and girls of Woke Twitter

Dec 21, 2018 - 5:12 PM

What’s the point, after all, of bullying the bully?

How heavy was Catriona Gray's Miss Universe 2018 national costume?

Dec 20, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The ensemble is being prepared for display by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines

REGAL BEARING. Catriona Gray gracefully models her national costume at the Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray meets Rodrigo Duterte

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:17 PM

'He thanked her for bringing the crown. He said everybody is euphoric about her win,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

MISS UNIVERSE 2018. Catriona Gray, the 4th Filipina to win the crown, meets President Rodrigo Duterte during her short visit to Manila. All photos courtesy of Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray on the importance of giving this Christmas

Dec 20, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Catriona visits the Gentle Hands orphanage in Quezon City before she flies to the United States for her Miss Universe 2018 reign

‘Miss Queensland’: How Australian media is reporting Catriona Gray’s victory

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Aussie publications highlight Catriona's Australian heritage – though some of their headlines are offending Pinoy netizens

BEAUTY QUEEN. Catriona Gray is crowned Miss Universe 2018. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines' Catriona Gray

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:43 PM

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

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray back in Manila | Evening wRap

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:48 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

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

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

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

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

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)

Catriona Gray on winning Miss Universe: The best Christmas gift for PH | Evening wRap

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

‘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

Albay prepares grand homecoming for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Dec 17, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The province of Albay plans to roll out the red carpet to welcome Miss Universe Catriona Gray, whose mother is a native of Oas town

THE QUEEN. Filipina Catriona Gray beams after being crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA/AFP)

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

Philippines' Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018 | Midday wRap

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Angelo Gonzales

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

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

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?