About Catriona Gray
Catriona Gray is a renowned Filipino-Australian model.
She is also a singer, television personality, beauty queen, youth advocate, and arts ambassador. She is best known as the 2018 Miss Universe competition titleholder and has 13 million followers on Instagram.
Gray rose to prominence after being crowned Miss World Philippines in 2016 and Miss Universe Philippines in 2018. Gray has been working in Tondo, Manila, for an organization called Young Focus Philippines since May 2016. She also volunteers with groups like Smile Train and Love Yourself Philippines.
Catriona Gray Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Catriona Gray’s net worth?
The net worth of Catriona Gray is $5 million. Her main source of income comes from her work as a model, singer, and beauty pageant winner.
How much does Catriona Gray earn per year?
Gray's yearly income is not known.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Catriona Gray?
Catriona has a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).
How old is Catriona Gray?
Gray is about 28 years old as of May 2022.
Childhood And Education
Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray was born on January 6, 1994, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, to father Ian Gray and mother Normita Ragas Magnayon.
Gray attended Trinity Anglican School in Cairns, where she served as a house captain and sang in the school choir. She graduated in music theory from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She also earned an outdoor recreation certificate as well as a black belt in Choi Kwang-Do martial arts. Gray was also the main singer in her high school's jazz band and appeared in local Miss Saigon productions. In 2002, she played Charley, a little girl, in the adolescent drama 'Click'. She relocated to Manila after finishing high school and started working as a commercial model.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Catriona Gray's family?
Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray was born in 1994, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, to Ian Gray, an Australian father of Scottish origin, and Normita Ragas Magnayon, a Filipino mother from Oas, Albay, Philippines. Her paternal grandmother inspired her name, Catherine Gray, a Scottish immigrant to Western Australia in 1952, and her maternal grandmother, Elsa Magnayon, from Oas, Albay, Philippines.
Who is Catriona Gray dating?
Catriona Gray was in a relationship with Clint Bondad, a Filipino-German actor, from June 12, 2012, until they broke up on February 23, 2019. Jordan Bartlett, a De La Salle University athlete, is also said to have dated her.
Gray's relationship with Sam Milby, a Filipino-American actor, was disclosed on May 23, 2020.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Catriona Gray's pageant career began in 1999 when she was five years old and won Little Miss Philippines in Sydney.
Gray was named Miss World Philippines on October 2, 2016, and she received a variety of special awards as well as business endorsement awards. At the Miss World Philippines 2017 pageant hosted at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines on September 3, 2017, Gray announced Laura Lehmann as her successor.
Gray competed in Miss World 2016 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, where she placed in the top five and won a variety of honors after winning the title of Miss World Philippines in the national competition.
Catriona Gray formally applied to Binibining Pilipinas to compete in the 2018 national pageant on January 8, 2018. Gray's participation in the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 pageant was confirmed by Stella Araneta, Binibining Pilipinas country director. Gray won the national costume award for wearing a Muslim princess outfit from Mindanao in the national costume competition.
The model was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 on March 18, 2018, by former titleholder Rachel Peters, and she earned a variety of corporate and contest accolades. Gray is the first Filipina to compete in both the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions, and the second Filipina to represent the Philippines in two significant worldwide pageants, following Carlene Aguilar in 2005.
Gray competed in the 2018 Miss Universe pageant on December 17, 2018, at IMPACT Arena in Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi Province, Thailand. At the culmination of the Miss Universe competition, Gray was crowned by her forerunner, South African Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Following Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margie Moran in 1973, and Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, she is the fourth Filipina Miss Universe.
Gray debuted her first self-written single, 'Love Language', on October 8, 2021, with the music video following on November 19, 2021.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the model became the Philippine Red Cross ambassador on September 6, 2020. Gray has pushed for indigenous culture, women's rights, and the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry's One Town, One Product (OTOP) project.
What awards has Catriona Gray won?
Catriona Gray is a multiple beauty pageant titleholder. She holds the titles of Miss World Philippines 2016, Miss Universe Philippines 2018, and Miss Universe 2018.
Catriona Gray’s Hobbies And Interests
Her hobbies include painting, sketching, singing, sports, and photography.
Other Interesting Catriona Gray Facts And Trivia
- Catriona Gray was selected for the Little Miss Philippines in 1999 in Sydney when she was just a five-year-old girl.
- Catriona Gray was named Ambassador for the Arts by the Philippines' National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in February 2020.
- In July 2020, the Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry appointed Gray as an Ambassador for Indigenous Handicrafts.
- The model was named among Cosmo Magazine's top models in the Philippines when she was 18 years old.
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