In her latest post on Instagram, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray revealed that underneath the grace she exudes in public is a girl who turns into a softie in front of her loved ones.
The beauty queen posted a candid selfie on June 25, showing her emotional state while saying goodbye to her parents at the airport.
“When I said goodbye to my parents at the airport, underneath my mask I kept smiling. Although it trembled. I didn't want them to see. We hugged saying "see you soon". But this pandemic makes a once easy thing such an uncertainty...when?...how? When will we be together again?” she shared.
“I contemplated whether or not to post this. But this is something raw and real. I'm so grateful for the time I had with my family. And now it's back to counting down the days, the sunrises, the sleeps until we're together again,” the singer added.
She concludes the post with an advice meant for everyone, “Please never take time with your family or loved ones for granted, so many of us wish to have that reality every day.”
Netizens were quick to express their thanks and admiration for the beauty queen’s message.
Even fellow beauty queen Sandra Lemonon was quick to remark and praise Catriona by saying, “It takes courage share vulnerable moments especially on social media”.
It took one year and four months before Cat was able to fly to Australia to see her parents because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.