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The first Filipino Miss Intercontinental titleholder drops by Rappler
The contest gathers members of Myanmar's ethnic groups, despite conflicts with many groups and Rohingya crisis
Alyssa says she's weighing her options regarding joining a national competition again in the future
'This crown is not just for me, it's for all of you, and a representation of what we can achieve as a nation,' says Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman
Karen beats 80 plus candidates for the title
Miss USA is Miss Multinational 2018
Karen's outfit is inspired by the Moriones festival and sarimanok
Karen wins two special awards during the media presentation at Sofitel Manila
More than 80 candidates, including the Philippines' Karen Gallman, are competing for the crown in Manila
The Philippines continues its winning streak, but suffers some heartaches along the way
Asia is the next market for the beauty pageant industry
Filipinos love pageantry and the wins are coming in
Catriona Gray and her team didn't come to Bangkok to participate – they came to win
Updates, analysis, stories on Catriona's victory and reign
Did Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray ‘romanticize’ poverty in her winning answer?
Celebrities send their congratulations to the new queen
What did you think of the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018's answers for each segment?
'Mga kababayan ko, I’m happy to give you the best Christmas gift ever," says the newly crowned Miss Universe
'Miss Universe organisation you have a great winner!' says the Miss World pageant's official account
So much beauty queen realness in a photo!
A familiar accessory makes an appearance as Catriona is crowned Miss Universe 2018
(UPDATED) 'Ms Gray’s triumph sets the bar high in empowering more Filipino women to believe in themselves and to fight for their own place in the universe,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
She bests 93 other ladies in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant
'I always say: having a vagina didn't transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here'
'The Philippines’ Catriona Gray leads way ahead of the pack... but as we all know too well, pageants can be very unpredictable'
A radiant Catriona talks about her passion for music
Isabella Rodriguez is set to represent the country in 2019
Angela Ponce is making history since the pageant reversed a longstanding policy in 2012 that participants must be "naturally born" women
All eyes are on Thailand on December 17! Get updates here.
'Miss World doesn’t need anymore gimmickry, continental awards to get more people interested and the entire list of countries in existence to participate'
Mak Tumang shares photos of gown-making process
We still can't get over that slow-mo turn!
'I arrived in China feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and now I leave China feeling absolute freedom,' Katarina says
Minimalism is definitely not the name of the game at the Miss Universe national costume competition
Filipino-American designer Monique Lhullier Miss Universe winners Michelle Mclean and Bui Simon are among this year's judges
Catriona's national costume represents Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
Katarina took the risk, even if she already had a title to her name
The 26-year-old is the first woman from Mexico to bag the Miss World title
De Leon bests 117 other candidates from around the world