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Daragang Magayon! Bichara, Salceda offer words of comfort for Catriona Gray

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Albay politikos were quick to give their messages of solace to Miss World-Philippines candidate Catriona Gray after she failed to bring home the bacon in the pageant.

However, Gray, whose mother is from Oas, Albay, still managed to finish in the Top 5 of the competition.

Miss Puerto Rico won this year’s Miss World crown.

“You have won the hearts of the whole of Albay province and the world. Landing in the top 5 is already a feat in itself. Congratulations, daragang magayon, Ms. Gray!” Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara told Gary on a Facebook post minutes after the verdict was announced Monday (December 19).

“Congratulations! Top 5 of the world. She did her best,” posted another local politiko in Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda, also on FB.

Gray entered the coronation night at The Theater, MGM National Harbor in Maryland, United States as among the favorites following her strong showing in the preliminaries.

In fact, Gray was Miss World Multimedia winner, second in the talent competition, and among the five bets chosen under the “Beauty with a Purpose” category.

The Philippines’ first and only Miss World crown came in 2013 courtesy of actress Megan Young.