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Catriona Gray shares thoughts on married women, mothers joining Miss Universe

This is what Catriona Gray has to say about reports that Miss Universe will be allowing married women and mothers to join Miss Universe.

Catriona Gray shares thoughts on married women, mothers joining Miss Universe-Toff C.
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09/04/2022 12:25 AM
Catriona Gray shares thoughts on married women, mothers joining Miss Universe
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"I think it's really timely to allow women in whatever capacity to go after the dream of being a Miss Universe."

These were the words of Catriona Gray when asked about her thoughts on reports saying that the Miss Universe Organization will soon be allowing mothers and married women to join the pageant.

Catriona remarked that being a Miss Universe is being a spokesperson, and one's marital status should not hinder a woman from becoming one.


"I've always believed that it's a platform to represent something—we go out there not as a desirable image, but to have a voice and to be able to amplify that. And why should being married or being a mother limit women from being able to do that, being a spokesperson?" she said in an interview with ABS-CBN News and other reporters at this year's Preview Ball. 

 

 

Though she supports the idea of married women and mothers joining the Miss Universe pageant, Catriona pointed out that balancing the role of being a Miss Universe and parenting might become a challenge.

"However, I do see that it would be difficult for a young mother with young children to balance the responsibility, the schedule that comes with being a Miss Universe. I've done it for a year and it's a grueling schedule. It pulls you to different corners of the world and you don't really have a say where your schedule takes you. So I think in that aspect, it would be quite difficult to balance," she shared.

 

 

Nonetheless, Catriona is hopeful that new guidelines will be introduced in order for the pageant to be more inclusive for women who are already parents.

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"Hopefully, with that opening up of those inclusive measures at Miss Universe, they'd hopefully give either guidelines or things to protect the interests of women and allow her to be with her family and also to her responsibilities as a Miss Universe," she stated.

Catriona won the Miss Universe crown in 2018. She is the fourth Filipina to be crowned the title.