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Miss Universe 2018 first runner-up Tamaryn Green’s answers transcript

Catriona Gray, Tamaryn Green

Catriona Gray, Tamaryn Green

  • 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: Many countries across the world are experiencing an increase in immigration. Do you think countries should limit the number of refugees allowed across their borders?

Tamaryn Green: I think that every country should have their own rules and regulations. But for a thriving society and for all of us in society, we have to understand that we are all human and we are all more alike than we are not. So, we should be open to loving each other, accepting each other. It doesn’t matter where we come from.


  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?

Tamaryn Green: Throughout my life, I’ve been exposed to both those who are privileged and underprivileged and what I’ve learned is that we are all human. We all want to be loved, we all want to belong, and we all want to be seen. So, we should treat each other that way. Thank you.


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

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