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Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen


Our pride, Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray recently made headlines on the internet as she rocks the stage of this prestigious pageant. Many were in awe and stunned to witness her incredible and show-stopping performance during the preliminary round of the Miss Universe. She indeed presented herself with elegance, beauty, intelligence, and heart.

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona is born on January 6, 1994, to her Filipina mother Normita Ragas Magnayon, who hails from Oas, Albay, and to her Australian-Scottish father Ian Gray. Her slow-motion twirl, called as "lava walk", during the preliminary round wearing a swimsuit makes the Filipino citizens go wild and earned numerous praises from the netizens and pageant aficionados. We couldn't help but assume that she will take home the crown and title this year, three years after Pia Wurtzbach.

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

But before that joining the pageants, Catriona has already been a queen-in-the-making while growing up. Below are some of her throwback photos that show she's really born for the crown.

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen


Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen


In one of her throwback posts on the Facebook page Miss World-Philippines, she revealed that it was derived from the Gaelic (an old Celtic language native to Scotland) translation of her pure Scotsmen grandmother Catherine Ross Gray.

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

“I only had the immense honour to meet only one of my grandparents in my lifetime. Sadly, the other three had passed before I was born. But the one grandparent I did meet – my grandmother – on my dad’s side has given me a gift that will stay with me for the rest of my life,” Catriona said.

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen



She also shared her grade school class pictures showing her “ugly duckling stage” as an adolescent just like anybody else. At 12 years old, she looks lanky in 5’8” height and skinny built, which makes her already as tall as their teachers.

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen


“I was so awkward and uncoordinated as that time and to top it off I had a problematic teenage skin, a crazy colourful sense of fashion and braces!” she revealed.

“Eventually, my skin cleared up and I got used to being a head taller than my classmates! But most importantly, I grew to love and accept myself for who I was. Sure I was awkward and not so good at sports, but I had other qualities that were unique and special – and I chose to focus on what I had, rather than I thought I lacked,” she added.

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen


Catriona witnessed the impact of her beauty queen best friend, the Miss World 2014 Valerie Weigmann, what she can do for herself and the country, most especially to those who are in great need. She then eventually came into the decision of trying her luck in a prestigious and immense beauty contest.

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen


“Beginning to volunteer a t a charity and seeing how many people didn’t have a voice, who were in need of such basic resources that may took for granted, was really the catalyst that made me to see how much a wonderful gift being a titleholder could be. And as soon as I realized it – practically overnight – I decided I wanted to join Miss World. And the rest you could say is history,” she shared

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen

Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen



Look at her now, she is now the Philippines' representative in the 67th Miss Universe pageant that will happen this today, December 17 (Manila time). We pray that everything will go well with her and believing that she would take home the highly-coveted Miss Universe Crown.

Watch the live telecast on ABS-CBN on Monday, starting 8am.


Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen Catriona Gray's Throwback Photos Shows She's Born As A Beauty Queen Reviewed by Phil on 17 December Rating: 5

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