Filipina Miss Universe winner Catriona Gray hosts Miss South Africa pageant

Catriona Gray hosts Miss South Africa pageant
Catriona Gray will once again grace Miss South Africa, this time as a pre-show and backstage host. Photo from Catriona Gray IG.

The Philippines’ fourth Miss Universe titleholder Catriona Gray is set to grace the Miss South Africa beauty pageant in October.

Miss South Africa organization shared on Instagram on September 27, that the Filipino-Australian beauty queen was invited to be the pre-show and backstage host for their 2021 edition scheduled on October 16.

“This year’s show is bringing you GREAT WOMEN! Not only local, but international too! We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Pre-show host is the one and only Miss Universe 2018 @catriona_gray.” the pageant organizers announced on their IG post.

“A model and singer, Catriona is also the first Filipina to represent her country in both the @missworld and @missuniverse competitions. Placing in the Top 5 at Miss World 2016, she took the Miss Universe title two years later,” they continued.

“From judging in 2019, we have her live on screen once again this year on 16 October!

“She will be giving you a taste of the finale show as well as backstage access to all the behind the scenes content during the Pre-show, as well as interviewing your newly crowned Miss SA 2021!”

The Filipino pride icon confirmed her participation in the said beauty pageant as one of the hosts by expressing her excitement for the show.

“Hey South Africa! I’m so so excited to be returning to your beautiful Rainbow Nation as your PRE-SHOW and BACKSTAGE HOST for the upcoming @official_misssa Pageant,” Catriona wrote on her Instagram.

This is the second time for the Filipina beauty queen and humanitarian aid worker to grace the beauty pageant in South Africa’s prestigious beauty pageant.

It could be recalled that Catriona first joined the selection panel during Miss South Africa 2019 edition.

Also in 2020, Catriona was seated as one of the judges in the Miss Universe Colombia in South America.

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Lorenzo Cruz believes that the power of beauty could help the Philippines to rise to the top. He is a travel and fashion enthusiast who loves to explore Filipino culture.