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Catriona Gray from the Philippines won Miss Universe title

Miss Philippines, 24-year-old Catriona Gray was crowned as Miss Universe in Bangkok on Monday.

93 countries participated for the title, as several of the bookmakers had favorite, ending the victory in the competition in Thailand on Monday.

Gray works TV host, musician and model. She loves to participate in social activities, better social corporations for people with AIDS. She is also working as a teacher for poor children in the slums in Manila.

Spain’s representative wrote history as the competition’s first transgender participant. Angela Ponce was knocked out in the semifinals, but was brought out on stage to great applause and cheers from the audience.

South African Tamaryn Green came second, while Venezuela’s Sthefany Guiterrez came third.

21-year-old Susanne Næss Guttorm from Karasjok represented Norway, but was not among the top 20 qualifying.

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