Catriona is a Filipina-Australian television host, singer, model, stage actress and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. She is the fourth Filipina to win the pageant.
Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray was born on January 6, 1994, in Cairns, Australia. She attended the Trinity Anglican School in Cairns (and later earned her Master’s Certificate in Music Theory from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts). Catriona was also the lead singer of her school’s jazz band. She also starred in local productions of Miss Saigon. After finishing high school in Australia, she then moved to Manila, the Philippines where she worked as a commercial model.