Catriona Gray leaves for New York to fulfill Miss Universe duties

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) β€” Catriona Gray is now heading to the "Big Apple" to fulfill her duties as Miss Universe (MU) 2018.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the 24-year-old Filipina-Australian beauty announced her trip to New York City where the MU Organization (MUO) holds office.

Gray left the country clad in a black and white jacket, and denim jeans paired with an over-the-knee boots, carrying a silver suitcase with a sticker of the Philippine flag.

According to MUO's website, the MU titleholder is relocated to New York where she will be given a platform to fulfill her national and global projects during her reign.

Gray is expected to appear in TV programs just like the previous MU queens. A report by U.S.-based entertainment news portal Headline Planet said she will be guesting in the show "Live With Kelly & Ryan" on January 7.

Gray won the coveted title last December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand.

READ: Catriona Gray wins PH's 4th Miss Universe crown

She is the fourth Filipino to bring home the crown, joining Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, and Pia Wurtzbach who won in 1969, 1973, and 2015, respectively.