Duterte meets Miss U today

December 19, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to receive newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, today at Malacañang Palace for her courtesy call.

The 24 year old beauty queen  flew home yesterday and arrived on a private jet past 3 p.m. at Platinum Skies Aviation,Inc in Pasay City.

She  bested 93 other beauties from around the world last Monday in Thailand.

A homecoming event, to be highlighted by a traditional parade, this month is still in the works. She will formally start her duties with the Miss Universe Organization in January.

One of her companions in the 3-hour flight from Bangkok to Manila was Architect Richelle Singson-Michael, who also served as a judge in the recently concluded international pageant,it was learned.

Gray’s win brought the fourth Miss Universe crown to the Philippines after Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, Margie Moran in 1973, and Gloria Diaz in 1969.

Gray succeeded Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.