MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray went on Thursday, November 29 to compete in Thailand for the Miss Universe contest.
Catriona was accompanied by Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) staff and his team of friends led by shoemaker Jojo Bragais and Ton Lao stylist at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
The 24-year-old Filipino-Australian title holder wore a green top with black pants by designer Anthony Ramirez.
On Instagram, Catriona wrote: "Went to Thailand to represent my beautiful country in the Philippines [Miss Universe]. Philippines, expensive us. I hope to make you proud. "
In two separate posts, he thanked the team he worked with on his journey, and his parents for their encouragement.
"Vstarted an adventure of a lifetime and my mind returned to people who believed in me from the beginning. Mute [Mita Gray] and Father, thank you for always lifting me up and guiding me to be my woman today. Even though you can't be here to see me go, I want #PutItIntoWords. I love you so much. See you in Thailand. "
Catriona hopes to become the 4th Philippines to win the crown following Pia Wurtzbach's success in 2015.
Miss Universe is scheduled for Monday, December 17 (December 16, US time). – Rappler.com