As regal as Mayon! Albay Rep. Salceda lauds Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe win

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Albay Rep. Joey Salceda lauded the victory of Bicolana beauty queen Catriona Gray in the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant. 

Gray brought back the Miss Universe crown in the country after besting over 90 candidates from all over the world.

Salceda said that Gray, who is an Albay native, was the “most prepared” candidate the country has ever sent to the said beauty pageant.

“Truly an Albayana, she was the most prepared candidate ever- if you prepare to fight calamities, the more you are prepared for victory,” Salceda said in a statement.

The solon said that the entire Albay is proud of her achievement, noting that Gray is as regal as the majestic Mayon.

“She is regal as Mayon is majestic. She is beautiful, truly Daragang Magayon,” Salceda said.

“The entire Albay is happy, proud of her achievement as proud she is of her roots. I worked with Catriona in her previous quests and she was excited about her role as tourism champion for Albay,” he added.

Miss South Africa finished first runner up, while Venezuela ended third at the conclusion of Miss Universe pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand.