Albay’s pride eyes Miss World 2016 title

Catriona Elisa Gray recently left for the United States to compete against 120 candidates in the 66th Miss World. Born to a Scottish father and Bicolana mother from Oas, Albay, Gray shared her hopes and dreams for a strong and victorious showing in the pageant.

“Miss Gray will proudly walk on stage to represent the Philippines, and with her she brings all the prayers of the Filipino people,” Miss World Philippines national director Cory Quirino said during Cat’s send-off held at the C3 Events Place in Greenhills. “I call on the support of the Filipino community in the US for a strong Filipino delegation during the Miss World pageant,” Quirino added.

Catriona Elisa Gray, 22, wants to follow in the footsteps of 2013 Miss World Megan Young 
Born in Cairns, Queensland, the 22-year-old commercial model finished high school studies in Australia before moving to Manila in 2012. She has a Master’s degree from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachussets. A nature-lover, she is an avid outdoor thrill-seeker who has a deep passion for music and arts, composing songs and creating flower dresses. 

Gray is a volunteer at Young Focus, which aims to provide free and accessible education to children up to college, particularly, school sponsorship program for the children of Smokey Mountain. She has taken on a personal mission to raise funds for the fulfillment of the Paraiso: The Bright Beginnings Project, procurement and renovation of a Pre-School building for children 3 to 5 years of age. 

Miss World 2016 will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington D.C. on Dec. 18. 

Topics: Catriona Elisa Gray , Cory Quirino , Miss World 2016 , Megan Young
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