Catriona Gray has made every Filipino proud after she was crowned the Miss Universe 2018 and people just can’t have enough of her.
Now, the Aussie media has claimed that the winner of the beauty pageant wore the wrong sash. The 24-year-old model is all over the front pages of Australian media outlets because she was born in Australia and grew up there for a while.
A daily posted a photo of Catriona on its front page, wearing the Miss Universe and Philippines sashes. However, the outlet crossed “Miss Universe Philippines” and wrote “Queensland” along with a smaller text stating: “Our crowning glory.”
An Australian article wrote “An Australian Girl Just Won Miss Universe But She Wasn’t Miss Australia” as its headline.
The report read: “Catriona was born in Cairns, Queensland to a Scottish-born father and a Filipino mother. After attending school in Queensland, she is most definitely Filipino, she’s also Australian!”
The model had the choice to select the country to represent. She was born to a Scottish-born Australian dad a Filipino mom. Although, she was brought up in Australia, the reigning Miss Universe found her passion and purpose in the Philippines and hence she decided to represent the country in the competition.
She thanked and showed her love, pride, gratitude towards the Philippines: “Philippines what an amazing honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects. I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, nut I’ll forever be your Miss Philippines.”