Thursday 20 June 2019

Watch Miss Universe 2018’s parents’ heartwarming reaction to their daughter’s win

An audience member caught Catriona Gray’s mother and father on camera.

The Philippines’ Catriona Gray is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok as her parents watch on – (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP and @MikeInCambodia/Twitter)
The Philippines’ Catriona Gray is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok as her parents watch on – (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP and @MikeInCambodia/Twitter)

By Max McLean, Press Association

Footage of Miss Universe 2018’s parents reacting to their daughter’s victory has gone viral on Twitter.

Catriona Gray, of the Philippines, was named Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, beating contestants from 93 other countries.

When the big announcement was made, one audience member caught the reaction of Gray’s parents on film.

Gray’s father is Australian and her mother is Filipina – she was born and grew up in Cairns, Australia, and studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in the United States.

The video has been viewed more than 750,000 times and received more than 100,000 likes on Twitter, with hundreds leaving comments as well.

The office of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte was quick to congratulate Ms Gray, the fourth Filipina to be named Miss Universe.

Press Association

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