Catriona Elisa Gray from the Philippines was crowned as the Miss Universe 2018, defeating 93 contestants from other countries of the world.
Catriona Elisa Gray was crowned by Demi Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa, the Miss Universe 2017 title winner.
Miss universe 2018 Catriona Elisa Gray has a Master Certificate in Music Theory. She also works as an HIV/AIDS advocate and volunteers at an NGO as a teacher’s assistant.
This was the 67th edition of the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe 2018 was held at in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand on 17th December 2018. For the first time, the competition was judged by an all-women jury. Total 94 countries participated in the competition.
The grand event was hosted by Emmy Award-winning comedian Steve Harvey.
Tamaryn Green from South Africa and Sthefany Guterrez from Venezuela were the first runner-ups and second runner-up at Miss Universe 2018 competition.
Spain’s Angela Ponce created history as the first transgender woman to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant.
The countries of Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia participated for the first time in the Miss Universe competition.
India was represented by Nehal Chudasama in the beauty pageant. Nehal Chudasama failed to enter the final 20 of the Miss Universe 2018 competition.
After Lara Dutta who had won the crown in 2000, no Indian contestant has been able to win the Miss Universe title in all these 18 years.