Catriona Gray Walks Home With Miss World Philippines 2016 Crown!
Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray was crowned as Miss World Philippines 2016 on October 2, 2016 at Manila Hotel. Catriona Gray succeeds Miss World Philippines, Hillarie Danielle Parungao and will now represent Philippines at Miss World 2016, hoping to be crowned by Mireia Lalaguna Royo of Spain.
During the same event, Arienne Louise Braga Calingo was adjudged as the first runner up, Ivanna Kamil Suficiencia Pacis was titled as the second runner-up, Marah O Munoz was announced as the third runner-up and Sandra Raymundo Lemonon finished as the fourth runner-up.
Catriona Gray has a Master Certificate in Music Theory from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Apart from singing, she can also play guitar and has a black belt in Choi Kwang Do.
This year twenty five candidates vied for the title of Miss World Philippines 2016. The coronation gala was hosted by Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor, Gwendoline Ruais, Miss World Philippines 2011 and Queenie Ajero Rehman, Miss World Philippines 2012.
Philippines has a good record at Miss World pageant since last few years. The nation has been placing consistently since 2011 and won its first Miss World crown in 2013 under the representation of Megan Young. Last year, Hillarie Danielle Parungao was adjudged as Top 11 semi-finalist alongside winning the Fastrack title of Miss World Multimedia.