Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray delighted her students in an immersive night of virtual fun, festivities, and entertainment during the “Meet-the-Creator” segment of her “How to Be a Queen” online course at Nas Academy.
The global edtech platform opens the Catriona Gray Academy in November, with almost one thousand registered students aspiring to follow in the footsteps of a beauty queen.
“I am so proud of what you guys have built together there because at the end of the day the course is just a course but the way that you apply it, the things that you’ve learned how you share and encourage and uplift each other and how you go on to share your own learnings, your own experience with other people is what it’s all about,” says Gray to the students.
Her course centers on personality development and confidence-building, where students are coached on making a powerful first impression and becoming the best version of themselves. Unleashing one’s inner queen, or king, is the major objective as Catriona shares comprehensive lessons on various facets of empowerment, including answering difficult questions, dealing with harsh criticisms and polarizing topics, challenging anxiety and self-doubt, as well as championing social cause—all leading to a true all-around queen persona.
Gray acknowledges the queens in her alumni and, together with the students, showed support for Jade Cini, one of her former students who is also competing in the international Miss Universe pageant.
“We are delighted that Catriona’s students finally got a chance to complete their experience with this Meet the Creator session. She is one of the most admired in our roster of creator educators. Our classes at Nas Academy are not only pre-recorded video lessons, but also a community experience where participants get to interact with hand-picked facilitators and build friends along the way as they learn with classmates,” emphasizes Jacqueline Maye Lim, Nas Academy’s Country Head for the Philippines.
“It becomes a network of people that share interests and learnings with one another, and it empowers students in a very special way—and that’s what we especially want here in the Philippines,” Lim added.
True to its vision, Nas Academy aspires to build a community of Filipino educators and learners by offering courses on personal development, small business empowerment, and content creation on its platform. The Catriona Gray Academy, alongside Carlo Ople Academy and Anthony Francisco Academy, are among the first batch of Filipino creator academies that are open for enrollment.
In September, Nas Academy also launched its Community Classes that benefitted 7,000 students in its first month, to make a positive impact in the lives of Filipinos through online education. The classes were offered and will continue to be offered, free of charge.
“I’m so proud to be part of this, to be part of this group, and to have this connection with each and everyone of you; it’s just so so special to me,” Gray concludes.