Pinoy athletes celebrate Catriona Gray's Miss Universe 2018 victory
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 17, 2018 02:31 PM
Check out some of the best online reactions to Catriona Gray's momentous Miss Universe victory. (Photo from Catriona's Instagram @catriona_gray)
Filipino sports stars all came together to celebrate the triumph of the Philippines' own Catriona Gray and her Miss Universe 2018 victory Monday.
The 24-year-old Filipino-Australian was crowned Miss Universe to bring back the title to the Philippines since Pia Wurtzbach last won in 2015.
Miss Universe 2018 is... PHILIPPINES! pic.twitter.com/r2BkN8JpXh— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 17, 2018
Pinoy athletes were already in awe after her viral slow-motion twirl and her overall swagger, but they fell in love even more after Gray's inspiring answers on the mic.
Ateneo star and UAAP Season 81 Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena shared a short anecdote about Gray moments after her victory.
Meanwhile, Creamline Cool Smasher and Premier Volleyball League MVP Alyssa Valdez chimed in to praise the newly-crowned Miss Universe.
Wow!! Well-deserved!! 🇵🇭— Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) December 17, 2018
Creamline libero Melissa Gohing had time for jokes as she congratulated Catriona.
Pupunta ako ng parlor today!— Melissa E. Gohing (@GOHINGMELISSA) December 17, 2018
Miss Universe! ❤
Meanwhile, PetroGazz Angel Jessey de Leon expressed her pride for the Philippines and love for Catriona.
ILY CATRIONA!!! 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 so proud to be a Filipino 💛— Jessey de Leon (@jesseydeleon) December 17, 2018
Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio proudly congratulated his workout buddy for the win.
Former Ateneo setter Ish Polvorosa treated Catriona's victory as an early Christmas gift for the entire nation.
THANK GOD! NOW, I CAN BREATHE! 4TH MISS UNIVERSE BACK IN OUR COUNTRY BABYYYY!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL!— Ish Polvorosa (@ishpolvorosa) December 17, 2018
Below are some of the rest of the online reactions to Gray's momentous victory.
BEAUTY. BRAINS. HEART. PRIDE.— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) December 17, 2018
You are special 😭 Thank you, @catrionaelisa for putting the Philippines on top of the world stage again. This means a lot to Filipinos around the world 🌍 Mabuhay!!!! 🇵🇭#MissUniverse #MissPhilippines pic.twitter.com/2SAbahHN0f
TONDO ang nagdala! 👊🏻 https://t.co/AJLIwf3Sud— Grethcel Soltones (@ladybeast05) December 17, 2018
Catriona for the win!!! 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 #MissUnivers2018— Renren Ritualo (@RenrenRitualo14) December 17, 2018
That was definitely a well-deserved win! From what I’ve seen online, she worked so hard for it! She came in so prepared. She put so much heart and effort from the tiniest detail on her look to her ways of expressing her thoughts. Mabuhay ka! 🇵🇭❤️ #MissUniverse2018 #Philippines— Mary Mae Tajima (@maetajima) December 17, 2018