"It is never, ever okay to degrade someone."
These were the words of Catriona Gray as she spoke up on the issue of cyberbullying.
In her Instagram Stories, the former Miss Universe got candid about her experience being bullied online.
"So many use social media as a consequence-free way to attack, put down and degrade others. It started during my Binibini journey and escalated during my Miss Universe journey. I receive hate comments even today," she posted.
Catriona then encouraged everyone to choose to lift others up rather than putting them down.
"It is never, ever okay to degrade someone, to harass them in the name of sharing your 'opinion.' Words have power to both put down and pull up. I hope we would choose the latter," she stated.