After conquering the universe with her mesmerizing beauty, unbelievable wit, and breathtaking grace, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has been fascinating us every noontime with her smiting presence on-screen as she delightfully adds a feather in her cap (or crown?) as a guest co-host on It’s Showtime last January.
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She is also starting to make waves in music, which is something she is passionate about after completing a music theory certificate degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Catriona performed on ASAP Natin ‘To on March 8 and gave a stirring rendition of the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga duet “Shallow” with Martin Nievera. The ace balladeer could not help but praises for Catriona, who he called a beautiful singer.
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Catriona also impressed ASAP Natin ‘To viewers in January with a breathtaking duet with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid performing a medley of Rihanna hits.
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As we couldn’t help but be dazed by her splendor everytime she takes on the stage, many of us are probably wondering if she’s been this gorgeous in her younger years. And as we stalk her a bit on Instagram, we’re able to spot a few photos of her that she uploaded on her account, proving how she’s been so stunning ever since and collated those in this gallery.
However, did you know that just like many of us, Catriona also used to undergo the awkward adolescent phase? Dubbing it as the “ugly duckling stage”, she revealed through an IG post how she looked lanky at the age of 12 for having the height 5’8” and a skinny built.
“I was so awkward and uncoordinated as that time and to top it off I had a problematic teenage skin, a crazy colorful sense of fashion and braces! Eventually, my skin cleared up and I got used to being a head taller than my classmates! But most importantly, I grew to love and accept myself for who I was. Sure, I was awkward and not so good at sports, but I had other qualities that were unique and special – and I chose to focus on what I had, rather than I thought I lacked,” she wrote on its caption.
The Filipina-Australian stunner might have gone “awkward and uncoordinated” as she underwent puberty stage, but she’d been irresistibly cute and charming as a baby and young girl, as what the photos in this gallery show.