Fil-Aussie Bicolana beauty wins Miss World Philippines 2016

Catriona Gray, a Filipino-Australian model and blogger, who hails from the province of Albay, bested 24 Filipina beauties and was crowned as the Miss World Philippines 2016.

The twenty-two year old stunner will represent the Philippines at the Miss World competition to be held in Washington DC, USA on December 18.

“When No. 13 was assigned to me, I was a bit apprehensive. But I will prove them that 13 is a lucky number,” Gray recalled at the coronation ball for the pageant winners at the Manila Hotel.

Catriona also bagged several special awards. She was named Best in Swimsuit, Best in Long Gown and the Fashion Runway award.

Other Miss World Philippines winners were: Arienne Louise Calingo, First Princess; Ivanna Kamil Pacis, Second Princess; Marah Munoz, Third Princess; and Sandra Lemonon, Fourth Princess.