Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray was hailed as "Woman of the Year" by Dubai-based Xpedition Magazine. The awarding ceremony happened in Dubai and was attended by members of the royal family, government officials, and various personalities.
In her speech, Catriona remarked that anyone can be a helping hand to other people whether or not there is a title or a platform.
What an honor, thank you so much @xpeditionmagazine for the XAGA Woman of the Year award and for recognizing my humanitarian and cause work. 💓 Very flattered to be in the company of my fellow nominees and awardees who have excelled in their respective fields. And more so that we all came together for the benefit of @smiletrain 💙 #MissUniverse @missuniverse Wearing @maktumang 🇵🇭
"Thank you so much for this honor for recognizing the work that I do, for my different cause groups and it is really a fulfilling job that I do. Every time I get the opportunity I always want to tell people that you do not need a title or a crown or a position or a certain platform to be able to do good work and get involved in your community," Catriona remarked.
Aside from receiving her award, Catriona is also in Dubai for her charity event for Smile Train.