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Catriona Gray, Ne-Yo epic reunion in Manila concert

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Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray reunited with Ne-Yo during the Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter's "Live in Concert" tour in Manila. Back in 2018, when Catriona won Miss Universe in Bangkok, Thailand, Ne-Yo was the special guest performer. The R&B superstar performed his hit single "Miss Independent" during the iconic Miss Universe 2018 Top 3 final look. Ne-Yo's Manila concert was held at the Araneta Coliseum, the same venue where Catriona was also crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018. Catriona went to social media to share her "fangirl moment" with her followers. She wrote: "Obviously had the best night ever last night at the [Ne-Yo] concert in Manila. I actually watched him in concert in SM MOA back in 2010. I am such a fan. Then backstage at MU2018, I was too shy to say hi." The former beauty queen turned host and television personality went on stage during last night's concert when Ne-Yo asked for members of the

Catriona Gray emotional during Cheslie Kryst tribute at 71st Miss Universe

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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray was seen bursting into tears during an emotional tribute dedicated to former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst at the 71st Miss Universe pageant on January 14 in New Orleans. Catriona shared an apartment with Cheslie in New York City during their reigns. Cheslie tragically took her own life in January 2020 by jumping to her death from the Manhattan apartment building where she lived. During the tribute, a video montage was played showing a vibrant and happy Cheslie, while she was silently dealing with high-functioning depression. April Simpkins, Cheslie's mother, went onstage to give a moving message: "Cheslie loved this Miss Universe community. She often spoke about the support she received from all of you and the Miss Universe Organization, and for that, I'm forever grateful." She continued her speech by talking about Cheslie's silent battles: "The Cheslie you saw didn’t always match the way she felt inside. Just because someone tells

Miss Universe beauties take center stage at extravaganza in Bangkok

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JKN Global Group PCL, the new owner of the Miss Universe Organization successfully held the first-ever Miss Universe Extravaganza at Paragon Cineplex in Bangkok, Thailand. The highly talked-about historic event which was held on Monday, November 7, and streamed across JKN platforms, was a spectacle parade of Miss Universe beauties all glammed up for the special occasion. Attended of course by the new owner herself from Thailand, Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, with MUO President Paula Shugart and CEO Amy Emmerich, the empowered reigning Miss Universe and menstrual equity advocate Harnaaz Sandhu, former titleholders, and Miss Universe Thailand's present and former queens. The past winners who were present include Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova, who after her reign made the decision to settle in Thailand where she won her title. She talked about her love for the country and attest to the many wonderful things its beauty and its warm people can offer the world. Miss Universe 2011 Le

Five queens invited to first-ever Miss Universe Extravaganza in Bangkok

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The first-ever Miss Universe Extravaganza presented by the new owner of the Miss Universe Organization, the JKN Global Group PCL, will be held this Monday, November 7 at the Siam Pavalai Royal Grand Theatre, Paragon Cineplex, in Bangkok, Thailand. Headed by the self-made billionaire, media mogul and TV host Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, the highly anticipated event to be broadcasted across JKN streaming channels will be attended by MUO President Paula Shugart and CEO Amy Emmerich. One of the highlights will be the gathering of five Miss Universe beauties consisting of Natalie Glebova (2005), Leila Lopes (2011), Catriona Gray (2018), Andrea Meza (2020), and reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu, for the first time in the Land of Smiles. The JKN Universe Extravaganza is also expected to give away gifts worth 7 million baht in total to the fans who will be attending the fabulous One Universe celebration. Following the historic event, a private gala dinner will be held in the evening from

Former Miss Universe, World, International pose for selfie during Vogue Philippines Gala

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Four of the Philippines' most iconic queens were present at the launch of Vogue Philippines on Monday, August 29 at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila. Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray were together for a rare selfie moment during the glittering gala. The Filipina beauties were fabulous as ever in their high-fashion looks for the event. Catriona wore a beautiful creation made using recycled polyurethane plastic bottles by Jaggy Glarino ; Kylie looked super extra in a custom Mark Bumgarner ; Megan showed off her silhouette in a sexy Marc Rancy dress; and Pia stunned in a satin and lamé dress by Gucci . Vogue is an American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine that covers many topics, including haute couture fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway founded in New York City in 1892. Its first Asian edition was launched in Singapore in 1994. The Vogue Philippines' maiden issue

Miss Universe beauties Harnaaz Sandhu, Catriona Gray and Natalie Glebova together for the first time in Vietnam

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Ahead of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 final competition this Saturday, reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu together with former queens Catriona Gray and Natalie Glebova attended a special conference organized for them on Friday, June 25 at Lotte Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. This is the first time for the three Miss Universe beauties together in Vietnam as they were invited to be part of the panel of judges for the national competition. During the conference, they were asked questions related to their experience in the country, their valuable pieces of advice to the contestants, and of course, for Harnaaz, her weight-gain issue, which has already been revealed as due to an autoimmune disorder. These outspoken women, dignified as ever, are true representatives of what Miss Universe is all about, "an inclusive organization that celebrates women of all cultures and backgrounds, women who are forward-thinking and motivated to not just talk about change, but to initiate it.&quo

Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray to attend Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 final

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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray from the Philippines has been officially announced as a special guest judge for the upcoming Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 pageant. The former beauty queen will join fellow Miss Universe titleholder Natalie Glebova of Canada in the judging panel to select Vietnam's representative for Miss Universe 2022. Vietnamese pageant fans could not contain their excitement over Catriona's first official visit to the country almost four years after winning Miss Universe with her iconic "lava walk" and "slow-mo turn" in Bangkok, Thailand. Catriona will also be reunited with her Miss Universe sister H'Hen Nie, a former Miss Universe Vietnam and Miss Universe 2018 Top 5 finalist. "See you soon Vietnam," she shared on her Instagram story with a smiling face with hearts emoji. Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 final competition will take place at SECC in Ho Chi Minh City on June 25. Photo: Miss Universe Vietnam - Hoa Hậu Hoàn Vũ Việt Nam

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu meets former queens in the Philippines

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Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu was emotional during her first meeting with former Miss Universe queens in the Philippines. The Indian beauty donned a floral dress by Filipino fashion designer Mark Bumgarner during a special dinner where she met with Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, Demi-Leigh Tebow, and Catriona Gray. Prior to the occasion at Okada Manila, she took to social media to share, "I'm heading to one of the most iconic dinners of my life." "They all have been such a great inspiration to me and supported me from the start and I can't wait to meet them" she added. Apart from Iris, who was part of the selection committee during the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat last December, it was the first time for Harnaaz to meet Pia, Demi, and Catriona in person. The iconic reunion of queens was made possible courtesy of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization. While Harnaaz was invited as a special guest and to take part in the judging panel at Mi

Madame Tussauds Singapore launches former Miss Universe Catriona Gray's wax figure

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After 3 years, Catriona Gray's wax figure was finally unveiled at Madame Tussauds wax museum at the Imbiah Lookout of Sentosa Island in Singapore on Wednesday, March 30. During the launching of the first and so far the only Filipino wax figure to be featured in the Singapore museum, the former Miss Universe looked stunning in a metal assemblage dress by Jaggy Glarino. "I'm so honored and flattered to be the only Filipino wax figure here in MT Singapore," Catriona shared on social media. Filipino fashion designer Mak Tumang created a replica of the iconic Miss Universe lava gown for the figure with only small differences on the neckline to hide the seams where the head of the wax figure fit onto the body. The iconic ensemble was completed with a replica of the Miss Universe sash with the name of the country that the Filipino-Australian beauty represented in 2018, the Philippines. "We chose the "final walk" look from [Miss Universe] sans MU sash and crown

Catriona Gray stuns in Michael Cinco Couture Fall-Winter 2022 creations in Dubai

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Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray looked stunning in Michael Cinco Couture creations in a photoshoot that took place at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. Catriona posed against the backdrop of the city's skyscrapers (including Burj Khalifa) while wearing the fall-winter 2022 collection of the Dubai-based renowned Filipino fashion designer. The Filipino-Australian beauty known for her slow-mo turn and lava walk during the Miss Universe 2018 competition in Bangkok, Thailand, is the fourth woman from the Philippines to win the Miss Universe title. In a recent post on social media, Catriona commemorated her victory in a "3 years crown-versary" tribute. "Crazy to think that 3 years ago today my dreams came true. And I'm infinitely proud to have represented and brought pride to my country. To celebrate I'm sharing never seen before snaps from my MU journey," she wrote. "The years since my reign ended (Dec 2019) have been a rollercoaster. And I know I'm not al