Undoubtedly, the Philippines has had its fair share of wins when it comes to international beauty pageants; the Filipina’s grace, talent, and splendor have captured the attention and hearts of people from all over the world.
After Megan Young took home the crown in 2013, Filipino-Scottish Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray is reportedly a strong contender for the title as she is currently making waves in the pageant. Here are 11 reasons she’s a crowd favorite and why you should give her your all out support:
1. She knows how to work her angles!
UPDATE: I'm officially a candidate! Wohoooooo! ???????????? Here at second screening waiting for the fun to begin! So excited to get to know the rest of the girls throughout our MWP journey! ???? #CatrionaMWP2016 #MissWorldPhilippines2016 #MWP2016 Photographed by Andreo Esguerra @andreoesguerra Styled by Rey Santos of HOS @houseofsantos Assisted by Ma Teresa Santos Makeup by Apple Fara-on of MAC cosmetics @apple_faraon Hair by Dave Grona @davegrona
2. She manages to have fun despite her busy schedule.
3. She looks stunning in a bikini
4. …and even in a one-piece swimsuit!
5. She values friendship.
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6. She helps promote the beauty of the Philippines through her travels.
7. She’s super fierce!
8. …but is also a free spirit.
9. She believes in change and is actually doing something about it.
"Progress is a choice, job creation is a choice. Whether we give our children a future of more or a future of less - this too, is a choice." - Martin O'Malley Children deserve the chance to be children. Let's help give them a brighter beginning. #ParaisoBrightBeginningsProject #ComingSoon #EmpowerChange
10. She encourages others to keep going.
It's always humbling to be in the presence of such brave fighters. #PGH #PhilippineGeneralHospital ???????? ?? HOW YOU CAN HELP ?? PGH is in desperate need of BLOOD DONATIONS. You can call 0942-000-9122 for information on how you can donate. Take action and help save children's lives. #empowerchange
11. And, she looks stunning wearing a crown!