Manila, Philippines — Two days after winning Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Catriona Gray is back in Manila for a quick visit. Catriona was immediately brought to the Platinum Skies Aviation holding room for a short “meet and greet” with selected members of the media.
Unlike when Pia Wurtzbach won the title in 2015 where she headed to New York after winning the title, Catriona was given a chance to visit Manila before flying to New York City.
While in Manila, the Philippines’ 4th Miss Universe titleholder is expected to host a charity event for a private charitable organization.
In her first Press Conference in Bangkok, Catriona shared her excitement to finally transfer to her lavish apartment in New York and watch Broadway shows.
Catriona gained new fans and followers from all over the world. In fact, her Instagram followers increased from 600k plus to 2.9 million followers after winning the World’s most coveted crown.
In her latest IG post, Cat wrote, Woke up overflowing with gratitude, still in disbelief 😌🙏 day two of @missuniverse ✨Thank you so much to all the messages of support and love!! 🇵🇭 Khapkhunka Thailand for making me feel like I have a home away from home. 🇹🇭💙 I can’t believe it’s 6 days before Christmas 😭🎄. What are your plans for the holiday season beautiful people?
#MissUniverse #TPN #Thailand#LandOfSmiles @missuniverse
Catriona also broke the record for having the most liked Instagram photo in PH. Her first IG post after winning the crown already received 1.7 million likes.
The second most liked IG Post is from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Pia shared a photo of her with the newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 at the Miss Universe stage in Bangkok, Thailand. The photo now has 1,525,989 likes.
After her quick visit in Manila, Catriona will be heading to New York City to continue her Miss Universe duties.