Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) — Catriona Gray is Miss Universe Philippines 2018.

The 24-year-old stunner was crowned Monday past midnight at the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Gray, a crowd favorite, bested 39 other candidates to win the coveted title.

Aside from winning Miss Universe Philippines, Gray also won Best in Swimsuit, Best in Long Gown, Best in National Costume, JAG Denim Queen, and Miss Ever Bilena.

She will represent the Philippines in the 67th Miss Universe pageant.

Here's the list of other winners:

  • Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 - Ma. Ahtiza Manalo
  • Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 - Michele Gumabao
  • Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 - Karen Galman
  • Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 - Eva Patalinjug
  • Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 - Jehza Huelar
  • First runner-up: Vickie Marie Rushton
  • Second runner-up: Samantha Bernardo

The following also won special awards at the event:

  • Miss Creamsilk –  Michele Gumabao
  • Miss Philippine Airlines – Muriel Orais
  • The face of Binibini - Eva Psychee Patalinjug
  • Miss Talent - Shane Tormes
  • Miss Friendship - Shane Tormes
  • Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice Award - Samantha Bernardo

Binibining Pilipinas 2018 marks the pageant’s 55th iteration since its inception in 1964.

In 2017, the Philippines collected podium finishes in various international pageants, including Miss Earth winner Karen Ibasco, Miss Reina Hispanoamericana winner Winwyn Marquez, Miss Globe First Runner-up Nelda Ibe, and Miss Grand International Second Runner-up Elizabeth Clenci.

CNN Philippines' Makoi Popioco contributed to this story.