Catriona Gray of the Philippines won the Miss Universal title for 2018 on Monday, beating candidates from 93 other countries.
The 24-year-old Australian defeated South African Lee Liel-Peters in the general table and became the fourth Filipino to win the title. Stefani Gutierrez of Venezuela has opened the first three places in Bangkok.
The Thai Sofia Kanchanarin has arrived in the last 10 rounds to cheer the big fans of the region, but it has not progressed.
Miss Universe 2018 is… PHILIPPINES! pic.twitter.com/r2BkN8JpXh
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) 17 décembre 2018
History and controversy
Before the Monday final, Miss Sfard, Angela Pons, the first transgender candidate in the history of the competition, was very interested.
“I’m fighting because I’ve never wanted to do it since I was a child,” Pons said. “Look, women can be whatever you want: teacher, mother, doctor, politician or even Miss Universe.”
Unfortunately, Ponce could not reach the top 20.
Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers, did it in the final, but she just canceled before the vote in the last 10 points.
Last week, when he published videos on the skills of two English-speaking candidates, Summers suffered from heavy barriers.
In a live video of Instagram, denounced by “disclaimer” and “aliens”, Miss Han-ni, a 24-year-old woman, “is very sweet, and claims to know many Angeles and asks them to talk to her (gestures and smiles).
Later in the video, Summers showed his sympathy for the Cambodian Ryan Snath, who said: “He does not speak English and nobody speaks their language”.
“Can you introduce yourself?” Francesca (Miss Australia) said she would be isolated, she said yes and I always feel confused. “Poor Cambodia”.
In response to the violent response on the Instagram website, Summers stated that Miss Universe is “an opportunity for women around the world to learn about the cultures and experiences of their lives and those of others”.
“The moment I want to admire the courage of some of my sisters, I said something that I know cannot be respected, and I apologize,” Summers says happily, embracing her as a race.