Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has arrived in Colombia for the Miss Universe Colombia 2020 pageant, where she will serve as one of the judges.
“How it feels to be (finally) here in the beautiful country of Colombia!” the former Miss Universe said, as she posted on Instagram a photo of her clad in an outfit made of Yakan fabric, which featured the colors of the Philippine flag.
“Gracias! Thank you for the warm welcome!” she added.
The Miss Universe Colombia organization also confirmed Catriona’s arrival by sharing on its Instagram page a photo of the Filipina beauty queen with national director Natalie Ackermann and other representatives.
It was late last month when Catriona confirmed that she was selected as an official judge in Colombia’s local Miss Universe pageant.
“Hola, Colombia!! So excited to announce I'll be traveling to Colombia next month for the first time to be an official judge for Miss Universe Colombia 2020,” the 26-year-old said in her post.
Hola, Colombia!! 🇨🇴 So excited to announce I'll be traveling to Colombia next month for the first time to be an official judge for Miss Universe Colombia 2020 @missuniversecolombiaorg and also to work with @smiletrain as their Global Ambassador. 🌍😁🚂 Stay tuned for updates! Photography @charismalico Glam @jellyeugenio @hairbybrentsales Nails @mimsqiu Styled by @danaevernisse Set Design @arendale 🍍
According to Catriona, aside from helping Colombia to determine its representative for the Miss Universe, she would also be in the country to work with Smile Train — an international charity organization and charity providing corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates — as its global ambassador.
The Miss Universe Colombia 2020 will be held on Monday, November 16.
Recently, the Philippines has selected its own representative to the prestigious Miss Universe pageant — 23-year-old Rabiya Mateo of IloIlo City.