As she joined the gregarious ensemble of It’s Showtime early this year, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray indeed found another set of family here in the Philippines. As her appearance on the noontime show allowed her to display her funny side that we just seldom see, there are two people who have definitely seen and admired her every facet ever since she was born – her real-life family.
If not all, many of us are aware that the 26-year-old beauty queen is an only child. But being the only apple of the eye of her Filipina mother Normita Magnayon and Australian-Scottish father Ian Gray didn’t make her completely sad as her parents filled her with love and happiness. Although both her and her mom yearned for additional siblings for her, her dad objected for he’s already contented upon seeing her when she was born on January 6, 1994.
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Despite living apart from her, Mommy Mita and Daddy Ian never failed to show their all-out support in her every endeavor, especially when she competed and won in the Miss Universe pageant two years ago.
On the other hand, Catriona has always been so proud to be spotted with her parents, as she loves spending time with them and taking lovely snaps with them, as seen in the photos in this gallery. In fact, she even tagged her mom along in some of the events she attended and never failed to express their love for them and pay homage to them through her posts.
In one of her Instagram posts, Mommy Mita penned an endearing message to their beloved unica hija after “spoiling” her on Mother’s Day 2019 saying:
“You make me so proud, my dear daughter @catriona_gray. My only wish for you is to live the life that you want and to do everything that you can to make it happen. The world is your stage, my dear. Keep shining and I will just be here in the background, watching you fly higher. You deserve only the very best. Thank you, for spoiling me today on Mother's Day. I love you so much.”