Catriona Gray 'first Filipino celebrity voice' on traffic navigation app Waze


Posted at Sep 16 2019 05:54 PM

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray delivers a speech during her final walk at the Binibining Pilipinas grand coronation night held at the Araneta Center, Cubao on June 09, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray was launched Monday as the first Filipino celebrity voice on the traffic navigation app Waze. 

Gray's voice is now available on the app, helping motorists navigate the roads while offering safety tips such as "Time to park the car and do the lava walk," Waze said in a statement. 

“Being the newest voice on Waze enables me to share positivity to Filipinos who are on the road—going to school, work or wherever they need to be. I want to keep them inspired and help them find their way so that we can all be happy and remain optimistic, despite many challenges such as the traffic," Gray said. 

With the beauty queen on board, driving experience in the country is "even more enjoyable," Waze Philippines country manager Sarah Rodriguez said. 

The change the voice in the app, go to Settings > Voice Directions > Catriona Gray. Handout

Waze said it partnered with the country's largest bank BDO Unibank to launch Gray as the latest app voice. 

Other brands including PLDT Inc and Jollibee Foods Corp have tapped the beauty queen for endorsements.