Image courtesy of the Miss Universe Official Website

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joins the Filipino-Australian community in extending its warmest congratulations to the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Ms. Gray was born in Cairns, Australia to a Filipino mother and Australian father.

The Embassy shares the following statement from the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines on Catriona as the winner of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December 2018:

“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. We salute and admire her victory.”

“Catriona’s crowning glory is placing the Philippines in the world map again for beauty and elegance that matches the world in renowned attraction of the many scenic and mesmerizing islands in our country.”


Stay updated with news and information from the Department of Foreign Affairs by visiting their website at www.dfa.gov.ph.

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