Keeping her fingers crossed and, so to speak, hoping for the even as she shudders to think of the worst, 2016 Miss World Philippines Catriona “Cat” Gray is now in Washington D.C., USA, competing with around 140 other hopefuls from around the world for the Miss World plum in the oldest pageant (with the most number of contestants) in the world, with the grand finals set for Dec. 18.
A pageant first-timer, the 2016 Miss World Philippines says she’s not pressured to bring home the country’s second Miss World crown (after Megan Young in 2013). Whatever will be, will be. ‘I will enjoy the experience and not think of it as a competition,’ she says.
She’s a good talker (with sense, may I emphasize) and she laughs a lot. She’s very honest, too. Asked if she has a boyfriend, Cat admits, “Yes!” The lucky guy is Clint Bondad, the Fil-German hunk who finished first runner-up in the recent Century Tuna Superbod search. “We met during a commercial shoot,” volunteers Cat, “and we’ve been going steady for four years now.”
Traveling alone with seven bulging suitcases (“Retrieving them from the carousel is a good workout,” she jokes), Cat, 22 (born Jan. 6, 1994) is a pageant first-timer who, at 5’10” (plus six-inch heels), stood out among the contestants in the local pageant. Her regal bearing, quick wit and intelligence might work in her favor and win the second Miss World crown first won by Megan Young in 2013.
“I will enjoy the experience and won’t look at it as a competition,” Cat tells Conversations a few days before she left last week for, well, her appointment with destiny. “Megan reminded me to just be myself. Am I pressured to duplicate Megan’s win? Not really. Actually, the pressure is more from myself.”
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