Time for some fun facts!
Moments before Bangkok, Thailand’s Impact Arena lit up and went live on air for the 67th Miss Universe pageant, Catriona Gray hit one million followers on Instagram! She commemorated the milestone with a post that was captioned, “1 MILLION OF YOU?!?? Thank you for joining in this journey with me!!!” In 24 hours, this double to two million. And three days later, she has already jumped to three million followers and counting.
Not only that, her first ever post since claiming the crown is officially the Philippine’s most liked Instagram post with 1.8 million likes, as of writing. Catriona shared a series of photos, from Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters placing the crown on her head to her first walk as Miss Universe 2018.
A close second to this is Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurztbach’s congratulatory post which has 1.5 million likes, as of writing. This features the two posing on the Impact Arena’s stage after the pageant.
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Catriona is not afraid to sweat! In fact, she does her own chores at home. She also helped in transforming a set of old apartments into classrooms for Young Focus Organization in Tondo, Manila. Another surprise from her is that she is not a fan of high heels! Standing at nearly 6 feet tall, she does not need the extra height anyway. She has a black belt in Taekwondo. And when she is not doing her lava walk, you might catch her singing some tunes!
It has only been a few days and already Catriona’s life has changed so drastically. Now that she is back in the Philippines in time for Christmas, only the warmest welcome is waiting for her! More importantly, we can’t wait to witness her reign as Miss Universe 2018.