In front of a very excited national audience, Catriona Gray was crowned Miss World Philippines 2016 at Manila Hotel Tent City. Viewers also watched the delayed telecast from the comforts of their home on GMA7.
Our newest Miss World Philippines Catriona Gray is a Filipina/Australian model, host and blogger. I was lucky enough to spend some time with the candidates throughout the pageant activities and Gray was a clear contender for the crown from the very beginning.
Her height, grace, beauty, brains and genuine drive to help others through her advocacy Paraiso Bright Beginnings Project make her very deserving of the crown.
Throughout the Miss World telecast, the 24 lovely candidates competed in three categories; swimsuit, evening gown and, of course, question and answer. The pageant concluded with Miss World Philippines 2015, Hilarie Parungao, crowning her successor alongside the radiant Miss Cory Quirino.
4 princesses were also crowned on Sunday night:
1st Princess: Arienne Louise Calingo
2nd Princess: Ivanna Camil Pacis
3rd Princess: Marah O Munoz
4th Princess: Sandra Raymundo Lemonon
Congratulations to all the winners!
The international Miss World competition will be held in Washington D.C. in the USA on December 18.
Photo: Joel Panlilo Maniquis