MANILA –- (UPDATED) Catriona Gray is a step closer to winning the Miss Universe 2018 crown.
The Philippines’ representative to the pageant made it to the Top 20 of the competition as part of the Asia and Africa group.
The other 19 candidates who made the cut were from South Africa, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand, Poland, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Curacao, Costa Rica, Canada, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, USA, Venezuela, Indonesia, Brazil, and Australia.
Dubbed a pageant favorite, Gray is eyeing the Philippines’ fourth Miss Universe crown after Pia Wurtzbach in 2015.
Miss Universe 2018 is still ongoing in Bangkok, Thailand and is aired live on ABS-CBN Channel 2.