Catriona Gray biography: 13 things about Miss Universe 2018

Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray is a Filipino-Australian singer, model and beauty queen. She is 5’10” tall.

Gray was born in Cairns, Queensland, Australia to Ian Gray and Normita Ragas Magnayon. Ian is Australian and he is of Scottish descent while Magnayon is Filipino and she is from Oas, Albay, Philippines.


Catriona attended Trinity Anglican School in Cairns. She obtained a graduate certificate in music theory from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Aside from being the fourth Miss Universe from the Philippines, Catriona is also the first woman to represent the Philippines in both Miss Universe and Miss World. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. In 1999, she won Little Miss Philippines in Sydney, Australia.
  2. From 2012 to 2019, she dated Clint Bondad.
  3. In May 2016, she started working for Young Focus Philippines, an organization based in Tondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.
  4. On October 2, 2016, she competed against 23 other candidates at Miss World Philippines 2016 at Manila Hotel Tent City in Manila and won the title.
  5. On December 18, 2016, she represented the Philippines at Miss World 2016 and competed against 116 candidates at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA. She finished in the Top 5.
  6. On September 3, 2017, she crowned her successor Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila.
  7. On March 18, 2018, she competed against 39 other candidates at Binibining Pilipinas 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila.
  8. On December 17, 2018, she represented the Philippines at Miss Universe 2018 and competed against 93 other candidates at the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi, Thailand. She won the title.
  9. On June 9, 2019, she crowned her successor Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2019 Gazini Ganados at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. On December 8, 2019, she crowned her successor Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  10. In 2020, she and Sam Milby started dating. She was a Miss Universe Colombia 2020 judge.
  11. In 2021, she released the songs “R.Y.F.“, “Love Language” and “Angel of Mine” with Jay R. She was a Bb. Pilipinas 2021 host, a Miss South Africa 2021 host and a Supermodel Me: Revolution judge.
  12. She was a Bb. Pilipinas 2022 host and a Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 judge.
  13. She was 29 years old when she and Zuri Hall served as live commentators at the Miss Universe 2022 coronation night on January 14, 2023 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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