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On election day, Catriona Gray reminds Filipinos to 'do your part'

May 13, 2019 - 9:01 AM

'I encourage you to do your part in deciding the future of our beloved Philippines by exercising your right to vote,' says Catriona

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray homecoming parade along Ayala Avenue, Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach leads benefit gala 'The Universe Gives Back'

May 10, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The fashion gala is one of the projects that the Miss Universe Philippines and Binibining Pilipinas will hold before the June 9 coronation night

Photo by Alexa Villano / Rappler

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, Catriona Gray meet in New York

May 07, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The two meet in New York and spent time with the Miss Universe Organization staff

'Pinch-me moment': Tyra Banks interviews Catriona Gray for 'V' magazine

May 02, 2019 - 11:21 PM

The supermodel and producer interviews Catriona for 'V' magazine

WATCH: Catriona Gray's message for the candidates and winner of Miss Teen USA 2019

Apr 30, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'You have sisters for life,' Catriona tells the Miss Teen USA 2019 candidates

Catriona Gray asks followers to pray for PH, reminds Filipinos to be alert

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'We're in this together,' says Catriona

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray homecoming parade along Ayala Avenue, Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Catriona Gray is Esquire Philippines' sexiest woman alive

Apr 01, 2019 - 4:41 PM

'Miss Gray will see you now,' reads the cheeky cover for the profile

SEXIEST WOMAN, TOO. The Philippine franchise of Esquire hails the Miss Universe as 2019's sexiest woman alive. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Paula Shugart: 'Catriona Gray is the essence of confidently beautiful'

Mar 23, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The Miss Universe president also weighs in on the recent 'tug-of-war' issue over the Miss Universe Philippines franchise

Catriona Gray: 'I represent the diverse Filipina beauty'

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:24 PM

'I represent Filipina beauty but I also represent the diverse Filipina beauty,' says Catriona

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray homecoming parade along Ayala Avenue, Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Oops! Catriona Gray explains how the Mikimoto crown got broken

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:14 AM

'The Mikimoto has seen better days as a result of my dancing,' Catriona says

Catriona Gray calls for donations to buy computers for Young Focus

Mar 18, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Young Focus needs $5,000 to buy 10 computers for the out-of-school youth

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray visits the children at Young Focus Foundation in Tondo, Manila on February 27, 2019 where she do her volunteer work. The foundation helps the children on their on education, health care and personal support. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/Rappler

Mak Tumang to hold fashion exhibit in SM Mall of Asia

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:28 PM

'The Universe' features 9 gowns worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

WATCH: Catriona Gray meets Indonesian president Joko Widodo

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Catriona meets Jokowi during a courtesy call alongside winners of Puteri Indonesia 2019

Catriona Gray's open letter on International Women's Day: Get tested for HIV/AIDS

Mar 09, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'HIV is just a status: it doesn’t define you as a woman, more so as a person,' says Catriona

2018 Catriona Gray pays a courtesy call to Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Maria Tan

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's Miss Universe, homecoming gowns on display at SM City Clark

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:12 PM

From Mayon to Alon, they're all here

WATCH: Behind the scenes of Catriona Gray's photoshoot with Fadil Berisha

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:45 AM

We can't wait to see more photos of Catriona from the ace lensman

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray’s whirlwind homecoming week

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What a week it's been for the beauty queen

HELLO GOODBYE. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's homecoming celebration was short and sweet. Photo by Dion Besa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray visits Young Focus, Love Yourself, Smile Train

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The beauty queen finally visit several charities she's been supporting even before she won the crown

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray visits the children at Young Focus Foundation in Tondo, Manila on February 27, 2019 where she do her volunteer work. The foundation helps the children on their on education, health care and personal support. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/Rappler

Robredo thanks Catriona Gray for presenting 'the best of the Filipino'

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:35 PM

'Enough small changes or enough small acts of good will or good things can make a difference when put all together,' the Bicolana beauty tells staff of the Office of the Vice President

VP MEETS A QUEEN. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray pays a visit to Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday, February 26, 2018 during a courtesy call. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Waiting for a queen: Catriona Gray’s fans welcome her home

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:33 PM

Miss Universe 2018’s homecoming parade on February 21 was a day many people had long been waiting for

HOMECOMING. Fans fill the streets to welcome Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray at her homecoming parade on February 21. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Child Rights Network: Catriona Gray speaks more sense than Panelo on criminal liability age

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The beauty queen earlier said the country should instead address the reasons why children commit crimes

MISS UNIVERSE. Catriona Gray attends her homecomin parade on February 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Catriona Gray's Miss Universe photo by Fadil Berisha

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:03 AM

'Natural beauty, nothing but the crown,' says Fadil of his portrait of Catriona

Catriona Gray wants to promote Philippine culture, destinations

Feb 21, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Catriona says she would like to promote other destinations, including Mindanao

Photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's homecoming parade

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Here are a few snaps from the parade, captured by Rappler's photographers and reporters

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Catriona Gray reminds voters: Educate yourselves

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Remember that meme about Filipinos being better at picking beauty queens than politicians? Here's what this queen has to say.

Catriona Gray homecoming

LOOK: Catriona Gray's sampaguita-inspired outfit for homecoming parade

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Designer Mak Tumang pays tribute to the national flower of the Philippines

A queen comes home: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is back

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM

As the Queen returns to her home country, she brings with her much gratitude and excitement to share with her supporters

How Miss Universe changed Catriona Gray's life

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:45 AM

'I went from being a voice of the Philippines to a voice to the international audience," says the Filipina beauty queen

LIVE UPDATES: Catriona Gray's homecoming

Feb 21, 2019 - 10:32 AM

The parade will take her around streets of Pasay, Manila, and Makati

Makati issues traffic advisory on Catriona Gray homecoming parade

Feb 21, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Makati City tells the public to expect traffic buildup beginning 4 pm on Thursday, February 21

Catriona Gray sees pageantry as a path promoting inclusivity of shapes, sizes

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:22 AM

Catriona says her experience in New York Fashion Week taught her about pushing for inclusivity in the industry

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray of the Philippines waves to fans as she arrives for a press conference in Manila on February 20, 2019. - A parade in Gray's honour will be held in Manila on February 21. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Think twice about lowering age of criminal responsibility – Catriona Gray

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:41 PM

The Filipina beauty queen has worked with and for children in impoverished communities in the past

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray of the Philippines poses for photos during a press conference in Manila on February 20, 2019. - A parade in Gray's honour will be held in Manila on February 21. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

LOOK: Catriona Gray's outfits during day 1 of her homecoming

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:51 PM

Catriona dazzles in Mak Tumang and Jearson Demavivas creations

IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2018 queens reunite for photoshoot

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The ladies are in full force!

What to expect from Catriona Gray's grand homecoming

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:18 PM

The queen is finally home

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Miss Philippines Catriona Gray who was crowned Miss Universe 2018 attends Bibhu Mohapatra fall 2019 runway show during (NYFW) New York Fashion Week held Spring Studios Gallery II located at 6 St Johns Lane, New York, NY on February 11, 2019 in New York City. Anthony DelMundo/Getty Images/AFP

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

ROUTE: Catriona Gray's homecoming parade

Feb 15, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Check where she's heading on February 21 and 23

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: All of Catriona Gray's outfits at 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

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

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

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

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