Miss Universe - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Miss Universe


Catriona Gray arrives in Manila ahead of homecoming

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Catriona is scheduled to begin a series of events for her grand homecoming on February 21

Where you can catch Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray during her homecoming parade

Feb 15, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Check where she's heading on February 21 and 23

You'll love these dolls if you're a fan of Catriona Gray

Feb 15, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Which Catriona doll is your favorite?

LOOK: Catriona Gray, Miss Vietnam 2018 H'Hen Nie slay at NYFW

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:05 AM

The two attend the Phuong My fashion show

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Miss universe Catriona Gray, Miss vietnam H'Hen Nie and Iman Oubou attend the Phuong My front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2019 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's outfits in New York Fashion Week 2019

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Check out some of the outfits of our queen

LOOK: Catriona Gray, Kelsey Merritt meet in New York

Feb 07, 2019 - 11:58 AM

Catriona and Kelsey chance upon each other at the amfAR gala in New York

LOOK: Catriona Gray attends NFL honors

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Catriona and Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers hit their first red carpet event together

IN PHOTOS: Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie visits Naga City

Feb 03, 2019 - 9:37 AM

H'Hen meets Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj and is the guest of a Youth Congress in the city

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray back in Manila February 20

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:27 AM

(UPDATED) Mark your calendars for the homecoming!

LOOK: Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie visits Manila

Feb 01, 2019 - 3:36 PM

The Philippines welcomes the Miss Universe 2019 fan favorite!

LOOK: Behind the scenes from Catriona Gray's first shoot as Miss Universe 2018

Jan 31, 2019 - 9:03 AM

We cannot wait for the glam photos!

Seeing the silver lining in the kids of Tondo

Jan 30, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Let’s stop seeing kids as potential criminals, and instead help them to discover their potentials

PROJECT PINTA. White shirts get colors as children paint their dreams in life. Shirt phtos by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler; logo photo from Project Pinta Facebook page

LOOK: Catriona Gray flies to Indonesia for commercial shoot

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Catriona is now in Indonesia to shoot a commercial for You.C1000 Vitamin

Tyra Banks still isn't over Catriona Gray's lava walk

Jan 20, 2019 - 3:29 PM

The Lava Walk meets the Volcano Strut

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandrea Bailey dies after battling lupus

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Zandrea Bailey was diagnosed with lupus in 2012

Chavit Singson has yet to 'accept' Miss Universe PH franchise – report

Jan 14, 2019 - 3:09 PM

In a previous interview published on 'The Philippine Star,' the former governor had said that the Philippine franchise 'is already with [him]'

Chavit Singson: Miss Universe Philippines franchise 'already with me'

Jan 13, 2019 - 12:18 PM

The former Ilocos Sur governor says a formal announcement will be made by the Miss Universe Organization soon

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

FALSE: The Philippines did not win Miss Universe twice during Duterte's term

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:59 PM

No, the Philippines has not won the Miss Universe pageant twice during President Rodrigo Duterte's term

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

PNP: Daraga mayor is 'mastermind' in Batocabe slay | Evening wRap

Jan 03, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Watch Rappler’s Evening newscast with Lian Buan

Miss Universe PH franchise still with Bb Pilipinas

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:13 PM

'It's still with us,' BPCI chairperson Stella Araneta tells reporters

LOOK: Miss Universe 2nd runner-up Sthefany Gutierrez's before and after photo goes viral

Jan 03, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Sthefany Gutiérrez also acknowledges the doctor's work

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

Mak Tumang is getting inquiries from other Miss Universe franchises

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:37 AM

The Pampangueño designer collaborated with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray to craft the breathtaking gowns she wore during the pageant

MISS UNIVERSE GOWNS. Mak Tumang's designs for Catriona Gray. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

WATCH: Mak Tumang brings PH culture to the Miss Universe stage

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Mak Tumang's creations are on display for a limited time in his home province of Pampanga

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

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

LOOK: All the Miss Universe 2018 makeup transformations by Paolo Ballesteros

Dec 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Which transformation do you want to see next?

MISS UNIVERSE. Paolo Ballesteros channels Catriona Gray in his latest makeup transformation. Screenshot from Instagram.com/pochoy_29

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...

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Miss Spain is a woman

Dec 24, 2018 - 6:23 PM

A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?

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

Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Changes, what's next?

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Asia is the next market for the beauty pageant industry

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

Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Empowerment or objectification of women?

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Filipinos love pageantry and the wins are coming in

Photo by Ben Nabong

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

Catriona Gray's national costume up for public viewing on Rizal Day

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Here's your chance to see the elaborate costume of Miss Universe 2018 up close

EXHIBIT. The national costume worn by Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant is now in the custody of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

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