Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray shared her thoughts about Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano joining the international beauty pageant.
During her contract signing with ABS-CBN Publishing last Thursday, December 12, Catriona was asked about her 'picks' from local personalities whom she thinks have potential to be in Miss Universe.
"Well, everyone always wanted Liza (Soberano) to join ‘di ba?
"She's very very beautiful and I feel like, she would be wonderful but I really feel that it needs to be the girl that wants to do it. Even if you have so many people say yes this is for you, this is your path, unless you feel it --it needs to be your passion, and your own will," she explained.
Since 2017, Liza has been encouraged to try joining Miss Universe to represent the Philippines. However, in her interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Liza said that she is more focused on her acting career, than joining a beauty pageant.
Meanwhile, Catriona also shared her reaction after being tagged online as the 'best Miss Universe we've ever had'.
"It makes [me] quite emotional, and I'm very very flattered to receive a compliment like that. I've always just wanted to give my best not just for myself, but for our country. And to know, that I'm able to bring so much happiness and joy and pride to the Philippines, it was so fulfilling for me," she said.
My ode to my beloved Philippines 🇵🇭💫. Throughout my journey I've always wanted to carry a piece of my country. After designing my earcuff, it came time for the final piece. Thank you @manny.halasan for making my design into a reality. 🙏 I'm also working on something very special to allow each of you to own one of these iconic pieces that allowed me to carry my pride of my nation, every step of the way...soon. #Magnayon 🇵🇭 Captured by @keepitexclusive
In other news. The Miss Universe 2018 will be the author of an upcoming book, Conquering Your Universe to be released early next year, under ABS-CBN Publishing.