After her last minute application to the nationals, former Miss World Philippines and Miss World 2016 3rd runner-up Catriona Gray just sealed her status as the one to beat for the top plum in this year’s edition of the annual Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant.
Quite heartbreaking! I really thought she had it in the bag. Her reaction upon the announcement of Miss Puerto Rico as the new Miss World was a mirror of disappointment, probably feeling that she let every Filipinos down. @catriona_gray please don't think that we're disappointed at you. We're disappointed with the results but we are still very much proud of you. Hold your head high. Cry as much as as you can. It's okay not to be okay, then smile. Show the world that one doesn't need a crown to be called Miss World. You are our Miss World. We are hella proud of you kababayan! Mabuhay ka! #catrionagray #philippines #missphilippines #missworld #missworld2016 #catganern #missworldphilippines
Gray whose shocking exclusion from the Top 3 of the Miss World 2016 enraged many pageant fans allegedly prompting the then Miss World Philippines National Director Cory Quirino to give up the franchise of the pageant. Quirino even gave her blessings to Catriona should she endeavor to join the premier national pageant.
As we wait for the announcement of the official candidates in the coming days, we’ll know more if Catriona will be able to maintain the momentum from here on up to the finals night. It’s inevitable that she’ll end up winning one of the six crowns at stake but her joining is also a risky move as there’s a possibility of being relegated to a lower-tier pageant assignment.
In any case, your blogger and I’m pretty sure the rest of the pageant fans around the world are tuned in on what’s about to tranpire in the coming months!
So are you afraid of Catriona Gray 2.0?