Filipina-Australian Catriona Gray will be representing the Philippines in the Miss World 2016 pageant in Washington D.C., U.S.A in December.
The 22-year-old model was named Miss World Philippines 2016 Sunday at the coronation night in Manila Hotel.
Completing the winners are Sandra Lemonon, who was named the 4th Princess; Mara Muñoz, 3rd Princess; Ivana Kamila Suficiencia Pacis, 2nd Princess; and, Arienne Calingo, 1st Princess.
Aside from winning the crown, Gray was also named Best in Evening Gown, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Fashion Runway, Miss Hannah Resort, and Miss Manila Hotel.
The candidates who made it to the Top 12 are:
- Sarah Margarette Joson,
- Shenna Mae Zaldivar,
- Yuri Caunca,
- Marah Muñoz,
- Arah Salientes,
- Ralph Lauren Asuncion,
- Sandra Lemonon,
- Ivanna Kamil Pacis,
- Kristine Lopez,
- Alyanna Cagandahan,
- Arienne Calingo, and
- Catriona Gray.
Gray has a Master Certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.