18 December, 2018
She succeeded Demi Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa.
Gray was crowned Miss Universe in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, capping a two-year long journey from her heartbreaking loss in Miss World to her rise as visionary beauty queen and social media star.
Albayalde's opinion on the issue surfaced as the Philippines' bet and now Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray said during the question-and-answer portion of the pageant that she favors legalizing marijuana for medical but not for recreational use.
As part of her time on the Miss Universe stage, Catriona discussed her work in low-income areas of the Philippines, saying she tries to "find the beauty" in desolate circumstances.
We know that all throughout the whole competition, she dedicated so much effort into representing the Philippines in everything she wore-from the gowns and national costumes down to the accessories that she designed herself-all bearing symbolisms relating to the Philippines.
"If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an unbelievable world where negativity could not grow and foster and children would have smiles on their faces", she added.
Gray is known to spontaneously burst into song, which is most likely due to her love of the arts and her Master Certificate in Music Theory. "And this I think if I can teach people to be grateful, we can have an fantastic world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children will have smile on their faces". Summers also made it into the top 20.
Filipina Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe
It only took three years after Pia Wurtzbach's win and another "confidently lovely with a heart" Filipina took home the crown and the title again. "It means a lot and I really appreciate it", Miss Egypt Nariman Khaled posted on her own Instagram account.
Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green, was crowned first runner-up.
Earlier this week, the competition was surrounded by controversy after Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers made some comments about the English of a Miss Universe contestant. She said her mom cried when they saw each other after she won the competition.
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The contestants spent almost a month in Thailand to compete in preliminary rounds wearing elaborate national costumes, visit famous tourist sites and even met the country's prime minister.
Celebrity Steve Harvey returned as the pageant's host in 2018, who has hosted during each of the past four years. Harvey joked briefly about the incident in exchanges with contestants and said "You all can't let that go" and "I'm still here". The lava walk went insane viral, with people tagging supermodel Tyra Banks and exclaiming how proud she'd be of that heart-stopping walk and flawless twirl!
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I'm really happy because my best form is coming. "I would rather have Aaron Ramsey ", asserted the 45-year-old former footballer. On the other hand, Mesut Ozil missed the sensational victory as he was dropped from the team due to some fitness issues.