Catriona Gray reflects on last day as Miss Universe

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 8) — Miss Universe Catriona Gray will soon turn over her crown.

She took to social media on her last day as the reigning queen to thank everyone who supported her journey.

"My last night as reigning @missuniverse and my emotions are all over the place. But underneath the noise, the underlying tone is gratitude. Gratitude for this amazing opportunity...for all of you amazing souls who have endlessly supported me and joined me on this journey," Gray said on Instagram.

She shared with it a sneak peek on her final Miss Universe photo shoot.

"To my beloved Philippines! Isang karangalan po ito. (This has been an honor.) You have endlessly inspired me carried me and given me hope," Gray said.

The official Miss Universe Instagram page shared a short video of Gray's last photo shoot as the 2018 Miss Universe.

The shoot took inspiration from Gray's reign as a "Miss Universe on a mission", as she used her position to promote several advocacies like accessible educaction for Filipino children, HIV-awareness, and empowering persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Gray donned dresses of soft fabrics, set in a grungy background of brick and wood, as if to remind that her glamor is not just inspirational but also aspirational.