MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray said that she was not romanticizing poverty with her answer during the final question and answer round at the beauty pageant. The Filipina-Australian beauty won the Philippines its fourth Miss Universe crown last December 22, edging out 93 other beauty queens from the competition. Catriona's win was much celebrated in the country, but some found her answer during the Top 3 Question and Answer round "problematic." Weeks after the competition, Catriona clarified that she was not romanticizing poverty. GMA News Online quoted Catriona as saying: “I was not romanticizing poverty.
Source: Philippine Star January 10, 2019 01:53 UTC