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When I was 13, my mum told me "Honey, I dreamt of you winning @missuniverse in a red dress." At that time I thought nothing of it, and today my mother's dream came true. ✨ Where do I even begin? Lord God, I lift everything up to you – to glorify and honour you. 🙏 Philippines 🇵🇭 what an amazing honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects. I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, but I'll forever be your Miss Philippines. ❤️💙💛 To my team @carlosbuendiajr @bragaisjojo @mitagray @binibiningnicolecordoves @jololuarca @justine.aliman19 @ton_lao @vheecostyle @francischee_ @styledbypatrickhenry @visionerickson @ardelpresentacion @mackycombe @harleybarleyyy @jellyeugenio @hairbybrentsales @memayfrancisco @mimsqiu @momoisupe @tesserajewelry @maktumang @jearsond @theaiveeclinic @empiredentallounge @jed_jimenez I wouldn't have been able to do any of this with all your time, effort and love 💛 #MissUniverse @missuniverse
“Honey, I dreamt of you winning Miss Universe in a red dress,” were the words Catriona Gray’s mother said to her when she was 13. Catriona didn’t think much of it, but imagine her mother’s reaction when she actually took the crown home. Let me just say that it was a lot of celebration and tears.
Catriona’s parents Ian Gray and Normita Ragas Magnayon were both present in Bangkok to fully support their daughter. As soon as the final winner was announced, both cried tears of joy. We would too, honestly. (Now this is the time you bust out your tissue paper!)
I sat next to Catriona Gray’s parents, and this was their reaction when their daughter, Miss Philippines, won Miss Universe. pic.twitter.com/1Wu9ysdhEA
— MikeinCambodia (@MikeInCambodia) December 17, 2018
ABS-CBN host Dyan Castillejo also caught this on cam as she was seen congratulating both Ian and Normita for their daughter’s win.
A former GMA News reporter Marvin Tomandao and Dyan was able to chat with Catriona’s parents right after and they’re both so happy for their daughter. “Catriona, you did this. This is you. You’ve worked hard for this. Congratulations,” said Normita.
We’re not gonna lie, we’re crying now too! Congratulations, Catriona!
Photo courtesy of Catriona Gray’s Instagram account
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