Catriona Gray shares parallel history with Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean

by Nikko Tuazon
Dec 17, 2018
<p>Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean from Namibia are both wearing red gowns during their coronation in Thailand.</p>
PHOTO/S: @voguethailand / @bigfour.pageants on Instagram

History seemed to repeat itself at this year's Miss Universe beauty pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Catriona Gray was named winner of Miss Universe 2018 by a panel of seven all-female judges, among whom was Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean from Namibia.

Both Michelle and Catriona were crowned Miss Universe in Thailand.

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Michelle won the title in 1992 in Thailand, the second time the prestigious pageant was held in that country.

It was held at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok.

Catriona was also crowned in Bangkok, particularly at the IMPACT Arena on Monday morning, December 17, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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In both events, Catriona and Michelle wore a red gown during their coronation.

Catriona's blazing red gown was made by Mak Tumang.

Michelle's red gown had gold details and a high slit.

Catriona and Michelle also represented their respective country at the Miss World pageant.

Michelle landed a top 5 spot at Miss World pageant in 1991 held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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Catriona placed 3rd runner-up at the Miss World pageant in 2016 held at the MGM National Harbor, Washington, D.C., USA.

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<p>Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean from Namibia are both wearing red gowns during their coronation in Thailand.</p>
PHOTO/S: @voguethailand / @bigfour.pageants on Instagram
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