Catriona Gray is finally in New York to start her reign as Miss Universe 2018.
After quietly spending holiday break in Manila with her family and friends. Catriona finally arrived in New York and will stay for a year in her official Miss Universe luxury apartment in Manhattan, New York.
Arrival in New York
On her second day in New York, she visited the Miss Universe Headquarters. A lot of fans were impressed with her skirt with mother of pearls which was hand-embellished by Tagakaolo tribe of Mindanao. The Tagakaolo inhabit Mindanao, Sarangani, Davao del Sur, and Mt. Apo.
First TV Guesting in New York
Part of her official duties was to appear in several TV shows in the US. She will be attending a lot of public appearances and TV Guestings.
Her first ever TV Guesting in the US was at Good Morning America Morning Show. During the interview, Ginger Zee asked her about her mother’s dream seeing her winning the Miss Universe crown wearing a beautiful red gown.
Catriona answered: “When I was 13, and she first told me, I thought nothing of it. I was young, I didn’t really have that interest in pageants yet, but to see it come into fruition, I was just like, ‘Mum, are you hiding anything else about my future? I want to know!’”
My Queen, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Elisa Gray is spontaneous, well-spoken and super stunning in yellow!
Halos ubusin niya yung mic, mapapawow kanalang talaga!#FirstTVGuesting#GoodMorningAmerica#MissUniverseInvadesNYC pic.twitter.com/lEMV1NSbbD
— Catriona Gay 💫 (@heymoxy) January 7, 2019
Watch Catriona Gray’s Good Morning America TV Guesting video here:
An hour after, She then appeared at Live with Kelly and Ryan Morning Show.
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC. The weekday morning program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all U.S. time zones (live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere across the country).
The program features news, interviews, weather forecasts, special-interest stories, and feature segments such as “Pop News” (featuring pop culture and entertainment news, and viral videos), the “GMA Heat Index” (featuring a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and human-interest stories) and “Play of the Day” (featuring a selected viral video or television program clip). The primary anchors are Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan alongside news anchor Amy Robach, entertainment anchor Lara Spencer and weather anchor Ginger Zee.
Live with Kelly and Ryan is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Executive produced by Michael Gelman, the Live with… show formula has aired under various hosts since 1983 locally on WABC-TV in New York City and 1988 nationwide. As of 2016, it is produced by WABC.
Catriona was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok (official website), Thailand on December 17, 2018. She was the fourth Filipina to win the World’s most coveted title.