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PH bet Catriona Gray misses Miss World crown, lands in Top 5

Miss Puerto Rico was crowned as the new winner, succeeding Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna from Spain.

BY JOAN LEARY

FRESH SCOOPS

12/19/2016 10:14 AM
PH bet Catriona Gray misses Miss World crown, lands in Top 5


121916-CatrionGray_PUSH.jpgMiss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna from Spain passed the crown to Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico on December 18 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, USA. Miss Dominican Republic Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramírez and Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuelafinished second and third place, respectively.

Philippines’ bet Catriona Gray landed in the pageant’s top 5 together with Miss Kenya Evelyn Njambi Thungu. During the question and answer portion, 2015 titleholder Mireia asked which qualities does she think should the next Miss World winner possess.

“I think first of all it takes bravery. To be a Miss World is to carry a burning torch. It is like action carried out by one to illuminate the lives of many. I would dedicate my whole self, my love for the arts and my voice to trying to uplift, empower and educate people. It would be my greatest honor and duty to hold this torch high enough so that all the world could feel and see its light,” she answered.

During the pre-pageant challenge, Catriona bagged the Multimedia winner award.

Miss World 2013 Megan Young is  the only Miss World  titleholder from the Philippines. She also hosted the pageant together with James Cook.