[In the news] ‘Romanticizing’ poverty? Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s winning answer draws mixed reactions -PhilStar.com

‘Romanticizing’ poverty? Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s winning answer draws mixed reactions

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ Catriona Gray made her country proud when she bagged the Miss Universe crown but her winning answer did not sit well with some.

At the finale of a fierce competition Monday in the Thai capital Bangkok, Gray, 24, edged out 93 other candidates with her signature “lava walk,” Mayon Volcano-inspired red-hot gown and her grace under pressure during the question and answer portion.

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