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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

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters mourns death of sister Franje

May 06, 2019 - 9:39 AM

'Our hearts are aching beyond measure but I am grateful knowing she’s forever relieved of the pain she experienced on earth,' says the former Miss Universe

'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

Jonas Gaffud is new creative and events director of Miss Universe Philippines

Apr 04, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Jonas will work with Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc and IMG to strengthen the brand in the country

Photo by Jay Ganzon/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

Fashion forward thinker: Catriona Gray’s ripple effect

Mar 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Catriona's use of Filipino outfits from local textiles has opened many opportunities for designers

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: All of Catriona Gray's homecoming looks

Mar 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Which outfit was your favorite?

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

LOOK: Catriona Gray visits children orphaned by 'drug war'

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Catriona and Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc chairperson Stella Araneta visit the Program for Orphans under Fr Tony Labiao in Quezon City

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

Puyat commends Catriona Gray for efforts in promoting the Philippines

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says Catriona is the perfect tourism ambassador for the country

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray with Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat poses with Barabara typeface of the #itsmorefuninthephilippines campaign slogan during courtesy call at the Tourism office in Makati City. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: All of Catriona Gray's stunning looks during the 'Raise Your Flag' special

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Check out the outfits Queen Cat wore during the program

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/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

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray celebrates with fans in 'Raise Your Flag' show

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Past Miss Universe Philippines winners also appear to show support

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Beauty boot camps' key to Philippine pageant dominance

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The rise of beauty pageant camps has made the Philippines a powerhouse in pageantry

This photo taken on January 28, 2019, shows Rodgil Flores talking to aspiring beauty queens at a beauty boot camp in Manila. - Rodgil Flores casts a stern glance at each of two dozen young women in bikinis as they stride across a mirror-walled studio in a "duck walk", the signature move that turned the Philippines into a beauty pageant juggernaut. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Philippines-beauty-bootcamp, by Cecil MORELLA

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's homecoming parade at the Araneta Center

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Crowds gather to welcome Catriona back home during her second homecoming parade at the Araneta Center

The week in photos: February 16-22, 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray blows a kiss to well wishers during a homecoming parade in Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Miss Universe Philippines franchise stays with Bb Pilipinas – report

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Miss Universe Organization also says it will be working with Chavit Singson's group

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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 limited edition stamp unveiled

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:41 AM

Catriona joins the list of personalities featured in stamps such as Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, and Manny Pacquiao

Philippine Postal Office Creative Artist Rodine Teodoro shows the commemorative stamp he designed bearing the photo of 2018 Miss Universe Cateriona Gray on February 27, 2019. The price of each stamp is P 55 and P 12. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

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

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Feb 22, 2019 - 11:24 AM

The 4th Filipina Miss Universe sits down with Rappler's Voltaire Tayag for a one-on-one

LOOK: Catriona Gray's sun-inspired earrings

Feb 22, 2019 - 8:38 AM

Tessera Jewelry introduces another showstopping accessory

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray homecoming parade in Manila on February 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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.

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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

LOOK: Catriona Gray's lava-inspired float

Feb 21, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Check out the float designed by Fritz Silorio

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