Catriona makes triumphant homecoming

February 22, 2019
Catriona Gray
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

THE fourth Filipina Miss Universe Catriona Gray had a triumphant return to Manila as crowds of jubilant people really flocked to all the locations she went to eager to see her do her signature lava walk and slow motion twirl. To thank the millions of Filipinos who supported her to become the 4th Pinay Miss Universe, she was seen in Makati and Manila on Feb. 21 and in Araneta Center, Quezon City on Feb. 23.  A Homecoming Special in her honor will also be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Feb. 24. It will be aired exclusively on ABS-CBN.

At her press conference, she says: “Standing here today, I am filled with utmost pride and I just wanna say thank you and this is all for you.” What would she do after her reign? “I would love to pursue music. I would further help developing our provinces and share more of what we have to offer as I fell in love with how rich and beautiful our culture is.”

The ever compassionate Catriona also makes it a priority to visit to the charitable organizations she heartily supports such as Love Yourself (an HIV/AIDS education awareness group) and Smile Train (for underprivileged children).

Yesterday, February 22, employees and officials of PLDT were one with the Miss Universe in celebrating her victory as she paid PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan a courtesy visit at his office  in Makati City, a tradition that has been carried on since 2014, when PLDT HOME and Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. first forged their fruitful partnership in support of outstanding and inspiring women who make an impact in the international stage like the Miss Universe pageant.

Catriona likewise visited ABS-CBN where she was welcomed by its executives and appeared on “It's Showtime" and taped for Tonight with Boy Abunda and Magandang Buhay.