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Catriona Gray is a presenter at Latin America Music Awards 2019

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Latin America Music Awards is scheduled on October 17

Catriona Gray receives 'Woman of the Year' award in Dubai

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Catriona is the cover girl of 'Xpedition' magazine

Miss Universe Organization announces new crown for 2019

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Mouawad is the new crown provider for the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray at New York Fashion Week 2019

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Check out the queen's looks during her second fashion week experience

Gazini Ganados on her Miss Universe preps: Visualize who you really want to be

Sep 10, 2019 - 11:30 AM

With 3 months to go, Gazini says she's been training and looks forward to bonding with the other candidates

LOOK: Pinay beauty queens Catriona, Pia, Janine at New York Fashion Week 2019

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Three former Miss Universe Philippines titleholders grace New York Fashion Week

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray gives back during latest visit to the Philippines

Aug 18, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Catriona spends time with the kids of Smile Train and is the guest of the Philippine Army

Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray visits the Philippine Band of Mercy Medical Facility in Quezon City to offer support for children in need of medical assistance. A one year old Cedric Antonio will undergo an procedure to correct his cleft lip. Cedric along with his parents are being assisted by the PBM foundation with the help of donors from different organizations like the Miss Universe Organization as represented by Ms Catriona Gray. August 16, 2019--  Maria Tan

Catriona Gray rallies behind Gretchen Diez: LGBTQ+ rights are human rights

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:53 AM

'The whole argument of shifting the blame to the victim for reasons of being trans to justify abuse is still victim blaming and is not right,' says Catriona

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray tours South Africa

Aug 12, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Cat explores South Africa's wonders

LOOK: Catriona Gray is in Las Vegas to support Manny Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Catriona flies to Las Vegas to support the boxer turned senator

LOOK BACK: Gloria Diaz, forever Miss Universe icon

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Gloria Diaz celebrates 50 years of being a pageant icon

On bullying, body shaming, and confidence: What we learned from Catriona Gray's Twitter Q and A

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:22 PM

What would you have wanted to ask the reigning Miss Universe?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Thai beauty queen aspirant criticized for calling Catriona Gray 'fat'

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Coco Arayha Suparurk has since deleted the post but pageant fans aren't having it

LOOK BACK: Catriona Gray's Miss Universe Philippines 2018 journey

Jun 08, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Catriona spent 10 months preparing to be Miss Universe Philippines 2018

Photos by Dion Besa/Rappler

Catriona Gray 'a little' emotional' about passing Miss Universe Philippines crown

Jun 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'This is really where it all began. This is where I was given a chance to represent the Philippines,' Catriona says on crowning the next queen

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Catriona Gray back in Manila

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Catriona is set to crown the new Miss Universe Philippines and attend a fashion gala

Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen reminisces historic win 25 years after

May 24, 2019 - 3:40 PM

' [I] Thank the people of my second home [the] Philippines. I thank God for the privilege of having won Miss Universe in their beautiful country,' says the first Miss Universe winner from India

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

Catriona Gray homecoming

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