Catriona Gray is a Filipino-Australian model, singer, visual artist as well as beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2018. Likewise, Catriona Gray is the fourth Filipina to win the Miss Universe competition. Previously, she was also crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 and Miss World Philippines 2016.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Catriona Gray’s age is 28 years as of 2021. She was born on January 6, 1994, in Cairns, Queensland. Her parents are Scottish born father named Ian Gray from Fraserburgh and a Filipina mother named Normita Ragas Magnayon, from Oas, Albay.
However, Catriona is named after her paternal grandmother, Catherine Gray, an immigrant to Western Australia from Scotland in 1952 and Elsa Magnayon, her maternal grandmother from Oas, Albay, Philippines. Further, she might be a single child of her parents. Likewise, she belongs to Filipino-Australian nationality and ethnicity is still unknown.
Moving towards Gray’s educational background, she was a student at Trinity Anglican School in Cairns where she was a house captain and a school chorister. Then she received a master’s certificate in music theory from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
In addition, she has also obtained a certificate in outdoor recreation and a black belt in Choi Kwang-Do martial arts. Further, she was the lead singer of her school’s jazz band and also starred in local productions of Miss Saigon.
Her journey into the world of pageantry began in 1999. She has participated and won Little Miss Philippines in Sydney at the age of five. Likewise, on 2 October 2016, she won Miss World Philippines 2016. In addition, she also won many awards after being crowned as Miss World Philippines 2016.
She has won Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown, Best in Fashion Runway, Best in Talent. Further, she has also won the following corporate endorsement awards like Miss FIG Image Gateway, Miss Folded and Hung, Miss Hannah Beach Resort, Miss Figlia, Miss Manila Hotel, and Miss Organique.
Then after winning her national competition, she competed at Miss World 2016 held in MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, the United States where she placed at Top 5. She has also won awards like Multimedia Award, Talent Award (2nd place) and Top 5 (Beauty with a Purpose project).
Likewise, on 18 March 2018, she won Miss Universe Philippines 2018 by the outgoing titleholder Rachel Peters. She has also obtained the following corporate and contest awards like Best in National Costume Award, Best in Evening Gown, Best in Swimsuit, Miss Jag Denim Queen Award (Endorsement), and Miss Ever Bilena Cosmetics Award (Endorsement).
Similarly, after winning Miss Universe Philippines 2018, she represented the Philippines in the 2018 Miss Universe contest on 17 December 2018. However, she also won the competition and become Miss Universe 2018. Prior to winning the title, she went viral for her “Lava walk” during the Miss Universe.
Reflecting on Catriona Gray’s professional life, she worked as a commercial model after she moved to Manila after completing high school. Similarly, she listed as one of Cosmo Magazine’s top models in the Philippines at the age of eighteen.
Likewise, on 17 October 2019, she attended the 2019 Latin Music Awards where she presented the 2019 “Canción Favorita – Tropical” award for the song “Adicto” to Marc Anthony and Prince Royce. In addition, she has sung a solo song “We’re in this Together” in 2018.
Awards and Net Worth
Beautiful and talented Catriona Gray has received many awards through her pageantry career. Though she has also won 49th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office Entertainment Awards 2019 for Global Achievement by a Filipino with Manny Pacquiao.
Catriona Gray has earned a decent sum of money through hard work and dedication towards her profession. Likewise, her estimated net worth is around $2 million.
Reflecting on Catriona Gray’s relationship status, she is in a relationship currently. On 23 May 2020, she is in a relationship with Filipino-American actor, Sam Milby.
However, she has an ex-boyfriend named Clint Bondad. They were together for more than six years with whom she had ended her relationship.
However, she has intended to stay single during her one-year reign as Miss Universe. Furthermore, she has been successful in maintaining a good profile and also not involved in any kind of controversial act.
Beautiful and elegant Catriona Gray has an amazing personality and a stunning body. She has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 60 kg. Likewise, her chest size is 33.5 inches, waist size is 27 inches, and hips size is 37 inches.
Further, she has brown eye color and brown hair color. She is also quite famous for sporting the “Three-star-and -sun” ear cuff during her Miss Universe competition. She showed her patriotism by devoting the ear cuff to the national flag of the Philippines.
Catriona Gray is socially active on media sites like Instagram, Twitter as well as Facebook. She has earned many fan followings. Likewise, she has around 9.9 million followers on Instagram, more than 731k followers on Twitter and about 1.9 million followers on Facebook account. Although she doesn’t have an official Youtube channel, she appears on several interviews due to her public figure.