MANILA – She may have passed on her Miss Universe crown, but Catriona Gray believes that her reign is far from over.
In a video released on the Miss Universe YouTube page on Tuesday (Manila time), Gray revealed that she has no plans of slowing down
The three-minute clip, which showed the beauty queen answering 17 questions on various topics, was shot before the Miss Universe coronation night in Atlanta, Georgia.
“I want to show people that I’m never going to slow down,” Gray said, when asked about what she hopes to accomplish next year.
“I want to show people that my reign wasn’t just for a year,” she added. “I’m still going to keep doing the work that I love.”
Gray has mentioned countless times – even before she won Miss Universe – that she saw pageants as a platform to push her advocacy for children as well as HIV awareness.
In the “17 questions” video, she said she considers her tie-ups with different organizations as the “high of my year.”
“It’s the most fulfilling one for me,” she said.
When asked about how one gets to “pay it forward or give back,” Gray replied: “It’s really about getting involved in your community, whatever that may look like. It might just be volunteering your time or putting together an awareness campaign, whatever you feel would contribute the most.”
After crowning South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi as the new Miss Universe, Gray returned to the Philippines to start work on her new projects, including a new book.
The Filipino-Australian beauty queen said she also wants to pursue a singing career.