This week’s episode covers the life and pageant journey of Catriona Gray (https://www.pageantplanet.com/profiles/catriona-gray) and Miss Universe 2018 (https://www.pageantplanet.com/directory/pageant/miss-universe-2018).
Catriona’s full name is Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray. She was born on January 6, 1994 and on December 17, 2018, she was crowned Miss Universe 2018 at the 67th annual Miss Universe pageant. She was crowned at the IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi Province, a northern suburb of Bangkok, Thailand.
She was born in Cairns, a city in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia, to a Scottish-born father, Ian Gray, from Fraserburgh, and a Filipina mother, Normita Ragas Magnayon and she is reportedly named after her paternal grandmother, Catherine Gray, who immigrated to Western Australia from Scotland in 1952 as well has her maternal grandmother, Elsa Magnayon, her maternal grandmother from the Philippines.
Listen to this episode to learn more about Catriona and her journey to becoming Miss Universe 2018.
This week's promotional item is our pageant directory. Click Pageants Near You (https://www.pageantplanet.com/directory/category/pageant) to see if the pageant you are competing for is listed. If you don’t see it listed then help your director market his or her pageant by adding it to our directory by clicking: https://www.pageantplanet.com/directory/members/index.
Special thank you to Instagrammers @HazelMD (“the poet”) and @JayGuiza for contributing to the episode!