By: Throy Catan
LAST night, March 18, thousands of people from around the Philippines glued to their seats as they witnessed the next Binibini Pilipinas. Most of their delight, the fan favorite, Catriona Gray, won the crown, and she will represent the country for Miss Universe 2018. The Grand Coronation Night held at the Smart Araneta Center on Sunday.
Aside from Binibini Pilipinas, she was crowned Miss World Philippines in 2016, and then finished in the Top 5 of the Miss World 2016. This is the reason why she’s the crowd favorite.
Aside from the title, she also won several special awards, including Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume Award, Miss Ever Bilena, Jag Denim Queen, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown.
Other Bb. Pilipinas 2018 winners include Samantha Bernardo (2nd runner-up), Vickie Rushton (1st runner-up), Michele Gumabao (Binibining Pilipinas Globe), Karen Gallman (Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental), Eva Patalinjug (Binibining Pilipinas Grand International), Jehza Huelar (Binibining Pilipinas Supranational) and Ma. Ahtisa Manalo (Binibining Pilipinas International).
Let’s hope for the best for all candidates as they will conquer the world stage. As for Catriona, we pray that she will get the crown as Miss Universe.