MANILA – Catriona Gray has been single for quite some time, but a recent photo of her with a basketball player from De La Salle University sparked rumors of a blossoming romance. Green Archer Jordan Bartlett recently shared a photo of him sitting on a couch with Gray on Instagram, prompting his fans to ask if he and the reigning Miss Universe are dating. The post, which has since been deleted, had the caption: “Had dinner with Ms. Universe and friends! It was an honor to meet you, Catriona Gray, and thank you for listening to my lava walk story.” Netizens were quick to observe that Gray was “too close” to Bartlett, while other fans claimed that the beauty queen’s ex-boyfriend, actor Clint Bondad, liked the said post. Adding fuel to the fire is Bondad’s post shortly after the photo was uploaded. On Instagram, he gave advice to ladies who “tell your boy or man or boy toy that you want a break.” “Don’t expect us to do … [Read more...] about Photo of Catriona Gray with La Salle player sparks dating rumors
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MANILA - Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray on Thursday called on lawmakers to approve a bill protecting the LGBT community from hate crimes and prejudice, after a transgender woman was handcuffed for using the ladies' restroom at a Quezon City mall. The incident "only highlights further, the Philippines' need for implementation of the #SOGIEEqualityBill," Gray told her 6.4 million Instagram followers. Gretchen Diez, 28, was briefly detained after the mall's janitor filed an unjust vexation complaint against her. The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill prohibits stigmatizing the LGBT in media and denying a person access to an institution, service or establishment based on gender, among others. In the previous 17th Congress, SOGIE languished in the Senate after the House of Representatives approved its counterpart measure. Sen. Risa Hontiveros re-filed the bill last month. Senators press for equality bill's passage in wake of trans … [Read more...] about Catriona Gray raises rainbow flag for LGBT rights
MANILA – A day after Binibining Pilipinas announced its newest batch of candidates, Catriona Gray took to social media to look back on her journey in the national pageant that allowed her to join – and eventually win – Miss Universe. FULL LIST: 40 official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2019 On Instagram, Gray shared a video showing highlights of her performance in Bb. Pilipinas 2018, saying it was the “night that the dream to represent my country came true.” “I realized that night that those doors that closed on me in the years prior were not denying me, but redirecting me to something even better than I could ever have dreamed of,” she said. “Sometimes the universe has bigger things in store for you… You just need to stay true to yourself, surround yourself with people who believe in you, put the work, and have faith. Forever a Miss Philippines, forever a Binibini.” Gray competed in Miss World Philippines 2016 and … [Read more...] about Catriona Gray looks back on Bb. Pilipinas 2018 journey
MANILA – Wednesday was unlike any other day at the Young Focus Foundation Child Care Center in Balut, Tondo as Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray finally got to spend time with the children supported by the organization. These kids have been instrumental to Gray's win in Miss Universe last December because the beauty queen was referring to them when she was asked about the most important lesson she has learned in life during the pageant's question and answer round. While being cheered on by the staff and children of Young Focus, Gray repeatedly expressed how elated she feels to finally be back. "I'm so happy to be here. I love, love, love visiting. I'm so happy lang that in this trip, I can come back as Miss Universe to see you all. Sana I made you guys proud nung December," she said. "It's always been in my heart to always be involved with the Young Focus family. This is not the only visit, but hopefully many of this year. You'll be seeing me a lot, okay lang ba? I just want to … [Read more...] about IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray spends time with Young Focus kids in Tondo
MANILA - Supermodel Tyra Banks has been "thinking" about Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's "lava walk," and it seems that the pageant organization is willing to turn those musings into reality. The "America's Next Top Model" host and producer on Friday randomly tweeted: "Can’t stop thinking about that #LavaWalk." The "lava walk" was Gray's signature sashay that helped her win the fourth Miss Universe crown for the Philippines in December 2018. The Miss Universe Organization saw her post and replied: "We would love to see you and @catrionaelisa #lavawalk together!" Gray was giddy over Banks' most recent praise for her catwalk skills. "Would be a dream @tyrabanks," the Filipina beauty queen said on her Instagram stories, adding crying and heart emojis. Banks first lauded Gray during the Miss Universe preliminaries when the Bicolana beauty stunned the audience with her "slo-mo twirl." "Pinoy power to the max!!!" Banks said in a tweet shortly after the Miss Universe swimsuit … [Read more...] about Will Tyra Banks, Catriona Gray do ‘lava walk’ together?