Catriona Gray enters Top 20 of Miss Universe 2018

by Bernie V. Franco
Dec 17, 2018
<p>Catriona Gray makes it to Top 20 of the 67th Miss Universe pageant being held in Bangkok, Thailand, this December 17, Monday.</p>
PHOTO/S: Photo from You Tube

Pasok sa Top 20 ang pambato ng Pilipinas sa Miss Universe 2018 na si Catriona Gray.

Ginaganap ang 67th edition ng Miss Universe sa IMPACT Arena sa Bangkok, Thailand, ngayong Lunes, December 17.

Bukod kay Catriona, pasok din sa Top 20 ang mga kandidata mula sa South Africa (Tamaryn Green), Nepal (Manita Devkota), Vietnam (H'Hen Niê), at Thailand (Sophida Kanchanarin).

Sila ang limang nakapasok mula sa Africa & Asia Pacific.

Pasok din sa Top 20 sina Poland (Magdalena Swat), Belgium (Zoé Brunet), Great Britain (Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers), Miss Hungary (Eniko Kecskès), at Ireland (Grainne Gallanagh).

Sila naman ang limang napili mula sa mga bansa sa Europe.

Mula sa Americas, ang nakapasok sa Top 20 ay sina Curacao (Akisha Albert), Costa Rica (Natalia Carvajal), Canada (Marta Stepien), Puerto Rico (Kiara Ortega), at Jamaica (Emily Maddison).

Ang limang wild card selection naman ay sina USA (Sarah Rose Summers), Venezuela (Sthefany Gutiérrez), Indonesia (Sonia Fergina Citra), Brazil (Mayra Dias), at Australia (Francesca Hung).

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Pagkatapos pangalanan ang Top 20, sasalang ang finalists sa 15-second interview, kung saan pipiliin ang Top 10.

Kabilang sa all-women selection committee ng Miss Universe 2018 ay sina Filipino-American fashion designer Monique Lhuillier; Miss New Jersey USA 2004 and Women's March founder na si Janaye Ingram; Moroccan-American entrepreneur Iman Oubou; entrepreneur and CEO of CulturIntel and CIEN + TV Lili Gil Valletta; and CEO of Platinum Skies Aviation and FinTech Casha and Vice Chairperson of the LCS Group of Companies Richelle Singson-Michael.

Kabilang din sa panel of judges sina Miss Universe 1988 Porntip Bui Simon at Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean.

Nagbabalik naman bilang hosts sina Steve Harvey, Lu Sierra, Carson Kressley, at Ashley Graham.

Sasabak ang Top 10 sa swimsuit and evening gown competition upang piliin ang Top 5.

Uungos naman ang Top 5 sa question-and-answer portion, kung saan pipiliin ang Top 3.

Haharap naman ang Top 3 sa final word at final look bago pangalanan ang bagong Miss Universe.

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Kung sakaling manalo, si Catriona ang pang-apat na Pilipinang magiging Miss Universe.

Ang mga nakaraang Miss Universe ng Pilipinas ay sina Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973), at Pia Wurtzbach (2015).

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<p>Catriona Gray makes it to Top 20 of the 67th Miss Universe pageant being held in Bangkok, Thailand, this December 17, Monday.</p>
PHOTO/S: Photo from You Tube
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