Wow 94 contestants from countries and territories and
Asians are breaking barriers and finally been acknowledge and accepted to the american culture as great Diverse community that is contributing so much to the USA. At the Miss Universe pageant competition 3 Asians made it to the final top 10. The three were Miss Vietnam USA and Miss Thailand USA, crowning Miss Philippines USA Catriona Gray as the winner of Miss USA 2018!
On Sunday, December 17, 2018, the 67th Annual Miss Universe pageant, was held on at IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani Popular 3 Rd, Ban Mai, Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand. On the day Catriona Gray from Philippines Crowned Miss Universe 2018.
“Congratulations CATRIONA. You made us FIL AMS so proud. You are an epitome of beauty, intelligence and strength. A true inspiration for all! Mabuhay! Said Virgelia Villegas, CEO and Producer at Miss Asia USA of Virgelia Productions Inc.
The 67th annual Miss Universe pageant was hosted by Comedian and Television Host Steve Harvey along with
supermodel Ashley Graham.
Fashion television personality Carson Kressley and runway coach Lu Sierra provided commentary and analysis throughout the live telecast.
The performer was American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo who sung during the live show.
Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization.
What prizes won Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
To wear a prestigious phoenix crown, designed by Mikimoto & Co., Ltd., worth $250,000 or P13.2 million. Gray cannot keep the crown after her year is over.
As usual a year-long salary as Miss Universe
Luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses
A one-year supply of haircare products and tools from Farouk Systems, the makers of CHI Haircare
Personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness @ Le Parker Meridien Hotel and hair services from John Barrett Salon
A modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographers
Dermatology and skincare services
A professional health and nutrition consultation
Professional representation by The Miss Universe Organization
Extensive travel representing sponsors and charitable partners
Access to various events including casting opportunities, movie premiers, screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties
Personal appearance wardrobe and styling by the official Miss Universe Organization fashion stylist
About Miss Universe Catriona Gray:
Catriona Gray is passionate about the arts and previously received her Master Certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music. She works closely with Young Focus Philippines, an education based NGO that provides free education and school sponsorships for children in Tondo Manila, one of the poorest neighborhoods within the country’s capital city.
Catriona is an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and prevention after losing a close friend to the virus. She additionally supports Love Yourself Philippines, an organization that offers free testing, education and treatment to those living with HIV/AIDS, and now as Miss Universe, plans to bring more awareness to the epidemic.
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), an Endeavor company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Confidently Beautiful. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® competitions provide contestants and titleholders an international platform through dedicated partnerships with global charities, sponsors, and brands. For more information, and to learn more about The Miss Universe Organization’s official global causes, please visit: www.missuniverse.com.
As you may have seen earlier today Monday, June 29, 2015 our breaking news story on NBCUniversal dropping Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants from the networks due to the derogatory statements on Immigrants made by it’s co-owner and producer Mr. Donald J. Trump. Also Mexico’s Televisa and Carlos Slim from Ora TV ends relationship with Miss Universe.
To be fair and heard both sides, we contacted Miss Universe Organization in New York, NY to get a statement and here is what we received, you can see it and read below their statement. You can read that Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is trying to separate from Mr. Donald J. Trump Sr.
The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant will still take place in Baton Rouge on July 12th. We are disheartened by recent events but the show will go on.
The Miss Universe Organization operates as an independent company. In its 64 year history, and under many owners, Miss Universe has developed into a globally recognized brand, with nearly 150 franchise holders domestically and internationally, the majority of whom are small business owners.
The Miss Universe Organization is built on a foundation of inclusion and continues to be a celebration of diversity and of all cultures. This year’s Miss USA contestants represent many different ethnic backgrounds, including six Latinas (four of whom are of Mexican descent).
Annually, nearly ten thousand young women all around the world participate in MISS UNIVERSE pageant events. We continue to welcome those from all backgrounds to enter our system. Our franchisees work tirelessly every day to empower young women to be confident and to be their personal best while raising awareness and millions of dollars for philanthropic endeavors.
While world politics and other influences will undoubtedly play a role, the pageant will always seek to transcend controversy. It is unfortunate that recent events beyond our control have only served to negatively impact the women who participate in the pageant, our state directors, our sponsors and our fans. We want our supporters to know we remain committed to them and we will be conducting the pageant, regardless of the current situation. We are moving forward, full-steam ahead as planned for the next two weeks, culminating in the crowning of a new Miss USA on July 12th .
EDITOR’S NOTE: You see the show must go on. Here at Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV and Diversity News Radio we will try to keep you updated on any news developments and possible coverage of Miss USA and Miss Universe. If a network picks the broadcast will you consider to watch them? of if they broadcast the show online? Will you watch? Please leave your comments.
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