Former Miss Universe Philippines titleholders reunite for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

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(L-R) Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2017 top 10 finalist Rachel Peters, Miss Universe 2016 top 6 placer Maxine Medina, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2014 top 10 finalist Mary Jean Lastimosa, Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-up Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-up Ariella Arida. 


It is quite rare to see many Miss Universe Philippines titleholders in one photo.

And their mini-reunion took place at Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's Raise Your Flag homecoming show on Sunday night, February 24, at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Filipina representatives to the Miss Universe pageant including Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Ariella Arida, Mary Jean Lastimosa, Maxine Medina, and Rachel Peters gathered to show their support for the reigning Miss Universe winner.

All of them either had top ten or runner-up finish during their time at the Miss Universe pageant.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was also present.

Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-up Janine Tugonon, however, was not able to attend the event since she's currently based in New York City.

Celebrity handler Jear Santos shared a photo of the beauty queens in his Instagram post and wrote, "Whoooa!! Iba ang GANDANG PINAY!"

Venus was missing when this group photo was taken.

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In another photo taken backstage, the Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-up was able to join her fellow beauty queens sans Catriona.

Some of the beauty queens also sent their homecoming messages to Catriona.

After the show, Pia uploaded her photo with Catriona and wrote, "Welcome home, @catriona_gray! Each and every Filipino is so proud of you! #RaiseYourFlag"

Maxine, for her part, congratulated the reigning queen, too.

She uploaded their group photo with the caption, "Miss Universe homecoming with ever bubbly lovely @catriona_gray Congrats and we’re all proud of you!"


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