Philippines wins its 4th Miss Universe title in Thailand!

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Exactly two years after placing 4th in Miss World, Catriona Gray of the Philippines won the Miss Universe title in Bangkok, Thailand. It was the Philippines´ 4th Miss Universe victory (the others happened in 1969, 1973 and 2015).

The new Miss Universe beat out 93 other hopefuls, including runner-up Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green and the 2nd runner-up, Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez.

As expected, it was a fierce battle between Philippines and South Africa, which was decided only in the final Q&A portion of the competition, when Miss South Africa got nervous and could not deliver a complete answer for Steve Harvey´s question. Miss Philippines did a better job answering the same question and won.

The other two finalists were Misses Vietnam and Puerto Rico.

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Congratulations to the new Miss Universe! We will come back with much more, including a detailed review of this year´s final show.