The race for the Miss World 2017‘s crown has officially begun! The international pageant will be held at the end of 2017. Who will succeed Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico? Meet the candidates below!
Catriona Gray will represent the Philippines at Miss World 2016 on December 18, 2016 in Washington D.C. She will be the second Miss World from the Philippines if she wins the coveted blue crown in December. The first was Megan Young in 2013.
Gray was born in Cairns to an Australian father, Ian Gray, and a Filipino mother from Albay, Normita Ragas Magnayon. After finishing high school studies in Australia, she made the decision to move to Manila, Philippines, where she immediately gained popularity as one of the most celebrated and sought-after models in the country.