Catriona Gray took a trip down memory lane and reminisced her last moments as Miss Universe 2018.
On her Instagram page, the beauty queen shared a snapshot of the Mikimoto crown moments before she passed it onto the next Miss Universe.
"Went through my camera roll, found this and wanted to share...my last moment with my @missuniverse Mikimoto crown. This crown represented so much to me! How time flies," Catriona posted.
Catriona was the fourth Miss Universe of the Philippines after Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran-Floirendo, and Pia Wurtzbach.
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
She was crowned at IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand in December 2018.
A year ago today....💫 a moment happened that changed my life forever. Forever thankful to everyone who built me up, cheered me on, prayed for me and supported me. 🥰 It was this moment that proved to me that faith does conquer fear. That taking a risk in the pursuit of a dream can sometimes give you an even greater gift than you ever could dream of. And that all those times I thought I'd been denied before, were really the universe redirecting me to something more. ❤🙏 (SWIPE all the way to the end to see the first ever selfie I took as @missuniverse 😋)
During her beauty pageant stint, she popularized the "lava walk" and the "lava gown."
After her reign, Catriona returned to the Philippines and is currently pursuing a career in music.
She recently released a new version of her song titled "We're In This Together."
She also performs on ASAP.