|Newly-crowned Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray|
My fave 'beauty' won! She's actually in my top wishlist to banner the sash of the Philippines in Miss World and now that dream has finally come to reality. You can read my blog article about Catriona Gray here which I wrote last year.
As expected, crowd favorite Catriona Gray won last night's
|Catriona during the Swimwear|
Competition of MWP 2016.
Aside from winning the top plum, Catriona also won the lion's share of awards. She bagged 10 out of the 13 awards given during the pageant.
When asked why she should be Miss World Philippines during the final question-and-answer portion, Catriona passionately said, " To be a Miss World is to be passed a torch
|Catriona beams with joy as last year's titleholder|
Hillarie Parungao crowns her with MWP's head honcho
Madame Cory Quirino.
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 will be representing the Philippines in the 66th edition of the Miss World beauty pageant which will be staged in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, in Maryland, Washington DC, USA on December 18th this year.
Apart from modeling with the country's elite brands and walking on the fashion runway, Catriona is also a talented singer, host and blogger. With her innate beauty, talents and skills, the Filipino pageant enthusiasts are expecting high and mighty that she'll be able to win the second Miss World crown for the Philippines. So break a leg Catriona!
|Miss World Philippines 2016 and her court-in-waiting.|
Special thanks to Bruce Casanova from the OPMB Worldwide for the high-quality images, as always. For more photos during the coronation night, click over here.