Everybody was all praises when Philippine bet Catriona Gray was crowned as this year’s Miss Universe, but not everyone knew what happened after her coronation.
Emma Strandberg of Sweden posted a clip showing other beauty queens hugging Catriona and congratulating her.
Emma and Denmark’s Helena Hauser are Catriona’s close friends who also represented their countries when they tried their luck in Miss World 2016.
“I am speechless, sister, and I can’t stop crying. I am so happy for you. You did it, Cat! You did it! I am so proud and glad that you are standing there with the new title as Miss Universe 2018,” Emma wrote.
“We could never ask for a better woman to stand there. Your personality, kindness, and love for this world. You deserved this crown more than anyone else in this universe and I know that you are going to do a wonderful job! I can’t wait to follow your journey and I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart,” she added.
On the other hand, Helena said that she “knew from the beginning that Cat was destined for that crown.”
“It’s funny ‘cause I get so emotional when I see her on stage, so no wonder I cried my lashes off when she won!” she said.
“Thank you for being my friend. I look up to you in so many ways. You have such a star potential, but yet you’re incredibly humble and down to earth. Thank you for our memorable moments and always calming me down when I’m nervous.
“The Miss Universe Organization just crowned the best Miss Universe ever! You deserve the absolute best in life, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings you!” Helena and Emma wrote.