October 3, 2016

Hails from Albay, Catriona Gray crowned Miss World Philippines 2016

Catriona Gray, a model, host and blogger who hails from Albay, crowned Miss World Philippines 2016 

At the grand coronation night held at the Manila Hotel on Sunday, she was asked why she should be Miss World Philippines, Gray said:

  "To be a Miss World is to be passed a torch that burns with passion and purpose. If I am to become MIss World Philippines, I will dedicate my voice and essence to carry that torch and to set charitable causes alight, such as my personal advocacy, the Paraiso Bright Beginnings Project. And I would focus on passing on this torch to empower others because I believe together there is no darkness in this world that our light cannot overcome."

Catriona Gray, 22-year-old Filipino-Australian beauty beat 24 other candidates from all over the Philippines and was one of the competition favorites from the start. 

Miss Manila Hotel, Miss Hannah, Best in Fashion Runway, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown and Best in Fashion Runway.

During the Miss World Philippines gala charity night last week, she was named Miss Organique, Miss Figilia, Miss Folded & Hung and Miss Talent.

She will represent the Philippines at the Miss World competition to be held in Washington DC, USA on December 20.

Here is the full list of winners announced that evening: 

Miss World Philippines: Candidate 13, Catriona Gray

First Princess: Candidate 5, Arienne Louise Braga Calingo

2nd Princess: Candidate 18, Ivanna Kamil Su␣ciencia Pacis

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3rd Princess: Candidate 21, Marah O Munoz

4th Princess: Candidate 8, Sandra Raymundo Lemonon 

A number of special award winners were also announced:

Miss Manila Hotel – #13, Catriona Gray 

Miss Hannah – #13, Catriona Gray

Miss Photogenic – #8 Sandra Raymundo Lemonon

Best in Long Gown – #13, Catriona Gray

Fashion Runway Award – #13, Catriona Gray 

Best in Swimsuit – #13, Catriona Gray

Top 5:

5, Arienne Louise Braga Calingo 

13, Catriona Gray 

8, Sandra Raymundo Lemonon 

21, Marah O Munoz

18, Ivanna Kamil Su␣ciencia Pacis 

Top 12:

7, Sarah Margarette Joson 

5, Arienne Louise Braga Calingo 

13, Catriona Gray 

2, Shenna Mae Monrpyo Zaldivar 

24, Yuri Yu Caunca 

21, Marah O Munoz 

12, Arah Alvero Salientes

23, Ralph Lauren Hernandez Asuncion 

8, Sandra Raymundo Lemonon 

18, Ivanna Kamil Su␣ciencia Pacis 

10, Kristine Reyes Lopez

4, Alyanna Cagandahan

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