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Catriona Gray of the Philippines (C) is congratulated by contestants after winning the Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. (Photo credit: LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)

In pics: Miss Philippines Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe 2018

After much hype and excitement, Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018. The beauty pageant was held in Bangkok, Thailand. Gray made it to the Top 5 with with Puerto Rico, Vietnam, Philippines, South Africa and Venezuela.

The Philippines, South Africa and Venezuela reached the final three. During the final round, each contestant was asked the same question while the other two contestants were asked to wear headphones to keep them from listening.

Gray is the Philippines fourth Miss Universe titleholder in almost 50 years joining Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Margarita Moran (1973) and Gloria Diaz (1969).

– India Today; Pics from Getty Images