Fresh from crowning her successor in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is back in the country to start a new journey.
The 25-year-old Filipino Australian beauty has inked a contract with ABS-CBN’s publishing arm to write a book due for publication next year.
“It’s a collection of lessons that I’ve learned in the past couple of years that I feel allowed me to achieve what I did. Things that I’ve learned from a personal perspective, things that I’ve learned in regards to dealing or learning from others, and also about giving back,” shared Catriona during the contract signing for her upcoming book entitled Conquering Your Universe.
The inspiring read will also delve into her advocacies, especially when she represented Filipinos and raised the Philippine flag in the beloved pageant and promoted various causes all over the world during her reign.
“I want it to be relatable. It’s not about just pageantry. These lessons can be applicable to anyone from whatever walk of life. I just want it to be something that would have a positive impact,” she said.
Her foray into the world of pageantry began in 1999 when she won Little Miss Philippines in Sydney at the age of five. In 2016, she won the Miss World Philippines title and represented the country in the world’s oldest beauty pageant.
Catriona is the first Filipina to represent the country in both the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions, and the second to represent the Philippines in two major international pageants.
Also in 2016, Catriona tapped a non-government organization called “Young Focus Philippines” to help her provide free and accessible education to Filipino children.
ABS-CBN Books is thrilled to partner with Catriona for this exciting project as it aims to encourage readers to conquer their own universe stirred by the wonderful journey of the newest Kapamilya author.
“Catriona has been an inspiration to millions, being an advocate of children’s right to education, equality, and love for country. We at ABS-CBN Books hopes that readers will continue to be inspired by her story,” ABS-CBN Books head, Mark Yambot, said.
Conquering Your Universe is targeted to be released in the first quarter of 2020, one of the many exciting reads to be published by ABS-CBN’s publishing arm next year, as it continues to bring the Kapamilya experience in print with its extensive fiction, nonfiction, movie-based, self-help, and motivational reads.