- Miss Universe – Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray reacted positively about her crown which looks pretty similar to another crown being sold online
- The 24-year-old title holder also answered controversies about her Best Swimsuit award
- She also felt very happy that despite some criticisms, her patriotic gesture during the coronation night was well-appreciated by many
After her vacation, beauty queen Catriona Gray joined the commemoration of the 11th World Autism Awareness event at Araneta Center, Cubao. Together with her 2018 batch mates in Binibining Pilipinas queens, Gray supported the event.
The newly crowned Miss Universe-PH faced different issues thrown at her in the event.
Some of the controversies include the criticism from some former beauty title holders who questioned why she got the Best In Swimsuit award in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
The Fil-Australian beauty responded calmly when she said, “I just want to promote positivity online. The fans all united in supporting the queens of the 2018 batch. It was as an amazing batch if I may say so myself and I think the future is very bright for us so please just keep spreading the love, unity, and positivity online and our journeys for the crown.”
Despite having some bashers, Catriona was very grateful and happy over some positive comments she received from her performance during the coronation night. One of the things they appreciated about her is her patriotic gesture.
The popular Three Stars and the Sun ear cuff has been complimented by many. With this she felt very happy with regards to those positive feedback since she succeeded in achieving her goal to have a “touch of patriotism” in her evening gown.
Philippines, mahal kita. ?????? I wanted a touch of patriotism in my evening gown as an ode to our beautiful country. Thank you @tesserajewelry for bringing my vision to life and for @ton_lao who always let's me express my artistic vision! ? Wanted to also thank Col. Nolasco & his team, Ms Liza, Sir Ronald and Hannah's Beach Convention center for the unconditional support! ? Along with Cong. Joey for the support from Albay, can't wait to come visit soon! ? Even though we're doing a whole day of interviews, it hasn't sunk in pa!!!! ???? So so grateful for everyday! Check out my Instagram stories for more! Love you all! ??? #CatrionaGrayMUP2018
Another issue she tackled was that her crown, which is supposed to be very extravagant-looking, resembles a cheap one which is being sold online.
According to the 24-year-old beauty pageant title holder, the crown is not really important for beauty queens like her. She added, “I don’t have a problem with it. It’s the queen that makes the crowns so I’m sure that each of us queens will leave a legacy to the crowns no matter what the design.”
For her, the person who holds the crown and what she does with the opportunity she received is much more important than the actual crown itself.
Above all, thank you Jesus. Throughout all the heartbreaks and closed doors, you were there to comfort me. I lifted all my burdens up to you. At times, I thought I knew better, I was impatient – you told me to wait and to trust in you. You brought wonderful people into my life, you sent your angels to protect me. You shielded me from weapons and stones thrown by others. This achievement was made possible by you. This is all for you Lord God, I lift everything up to honor you. I love you and I trust you. To God be the Glory. ?? "What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?" Romans 8:31 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11