After months of anticipation, Catriona Gray, was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 at the conclusion of the Binibining Pilipinas Pageant held Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. The former Miss World Philippines will be the first Filipina to represent the Philippines in both Miss World and Miss Universe Pageants.
Aside from winning the coveted crown, Gray took home the special awards including National Costume, Miss Ever Bilena, Jag Denim Queen, Best in Swimsuit and Long Gown.
The other big winners of the evening includes Maria Ahtiza Manalo, who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas International; Jehza Mae Huelar, who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Supranational; Eva Psychee Patalinjug, who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Grand International; Karen Juanita Gallman, who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental and Michele Theresa Gumabao, who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Globe. Vicky Rushton and Samantha Mae Bernardo finished 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up respectively.