Catriona Gray is Bb. Pilipinas 2018

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Heavy favorite Catriona Elisa Gray was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 at the glittering coronation night of Bb Pilipinas 2018, held Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The 25-year-old former Miss World Philippines titleholder and Missosology Timeless Beauty 2016 winner will represent the country in the next edition of the Miss Universe pageant.

Gray also bagged the lion’s share of special awards, including the coveted Best in Swimsuit, Best in Long Gown and Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume.

Bb. Pilipinas International Ma. Ahtisa Manalo

Ma Ahtisa Manalo was crowned Bb Plipinas International 2018 and will travel to Japan for the Miss International pageant.

Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Jehza Huelar

Binibini third-timer Jehza Huelar bagged the Bb Pilipinas Supranational 2018 crown. She will compete at the Miss Supranational 2018 pageant.

Other winners were Eva Psychee Patalinjug (Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2018), Karen Gallman (Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018) and Michele Gumabao (Bb Pilipinas Globe 2018). Vickie Rushton and Samantha Bernardo placed 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively. (Text by Drew Francisco; Photos by Bong Tan)

Question and Answer portion

Michelle Gumabao did well in her answer about the proliferation of fake news

 

Eva Patalinjug was well applauded with her answer about giving the beauty queens the voice to unite our nation

 

Catriona Gray was asked about her message to the women of war-torn Marawi City

Top 15

38 Karen Gallman
3 Muriel Orais
21 Anjame Magbitang
26 Wynonah Buot
14 Samantha Bernardo
15 Juliana Kapeundl
31 Jehza Huelar
35 Sandra Lemonon
11 Aya Abesamis
17 Ma Ahtisa Manalo
24 Edjelyn Gamboa
1 Vickie Rushton
19 Michele Gumabao
20 Catriona Gray
32 Eva Patalinjug

More Special Awards 

Bb Philippine Airlines: 3 Muriel Orais
Best in Swimsuit: 20 Catriona Gray
Best in Long Gown: 20 Catriona Gray
Miss Creamsilk: 19 Michele Gumabao

Gown competition

 

Swimsuit competition

Bb. Pilipinas 2018 semifinalists

Catriona Gray collecting most of the special awards tonight

Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Top 25

37 Patrizia Garcia
3 Muriel Orais
31 Jehza Huelar
17 Ahtisa Manalo
32 Eva Patalinjug
13 Kristie Cequeña
7 Sigrid Flores
35 Sandra Lemonon
10 Kayesha Chua
26 Wynonah Buot
15 Juliana Kapeundl
21 Anjame Magbitang
4 Ana Patricia Asturias
23 Ena Velasco
20 Catriona Gray
39 Trixia Maraña
14 Samantha Bernardo
1 Vickie Rushton
9 Agatha Romero
24 Edjelyn Gamboa
34 Mary Joy De Castro
11 Aya Abesamis
38 Karen Gallman
8 Shane Tormes
19 Michele Gumabao

Hosts of the evening: Richard Gutierrez and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

Special Awards

Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume: Catriona Gray
Miss Ever Bilena: Catriona Gray
Jag Denim Queen: Catriona Gray
Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice Award: Samantha Bernardo
Bb Friendship: Shane Tormes
Face of Binibini (Miss Photogenic): Eva Patalinjug
Best in Talent: Shane Tormes

Opening Program

The stage

The stage of Bb. Pilipinas 2018