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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s winning answers transcript

  • Beauty Pageant: Miss Universe 2018
  • Edition: 67th
  • Venue: IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Date: December 17, 2018
  • Number of contestants: 94
  • Hosts: Steve Harvey, Ashley Graham
  • Commentators: Carson Kressley, Lu Sierra
  • Performer: Ne-Yo


  1. Liliana Gil Valletta
  2. Janaye Ingram
  3. Monique Lhuillier
  4. Michelle McLean
  5. Iman Oubou
  6. Bui Simon
  7. Richelle Singson-Michael

TOP 5 

  1. Kiara Ortega (Puerto Rico)
  2. H’Hen Nie (Vietnam)
  3. Catriona Gray (Philippines)
  4. Tamaryn Green (South Africa)
  5. Sthefany Gutierrez (Venezuela)

Question: Canada recently joined Uruguay as the second nation in the world to make marijuana legal. What is your opinion on the legalization of marijuana?

Catriona Gray: I’m for the medical use [of marijuana], but not so much recreational use, because I think, if people were to argue, what about alcohol and cigarettes? Everything is good, but in moderation. Thank you.


  1. Catriona Gray (Philippines)
  2. Tamaryn Green (South Africa)
  3. Sthefany Gutierrez (Venezuela)

Question: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your life, and how would you apply it to your time as Miss Universe?

Catriona Gray: I worked a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila and the life there… It’s poor and it’s very sad. And I’ve always taught myself to look for the beauty in it, to look in the beauty in the faces of the children and to be grateful. And I would bring this aspect as a Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining and to assess where I could give something, where I could provide something as a spokesperson. And if I could teach also people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster and children would have a smile on their faces.


  • Second Runner-Up: Sthefany Gutierrez (Venezuela)
  • First Runner-Up: Tamaryn Green (South Africa)
  • Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray (Philippines)

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