MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2018 titleholder Catriona Gray returned to the Philippines days before her planned homecoming celebration.
In a report from GMA’s State of the Nation, Gray arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 on Friday at about 9 p.m.
Gray was originally scheduled to return on Wednesday, Feb. 20. In its official Twitter account, the Miss Universe Organization already hinted of Gray’s arrival.
“Philippines, here she comes! Who’s ready for homecoming?” it wrote.
A grand parade will be held for the beauty queen on Feb. 21 and Feb. 23. The beauty queen will also visit nongovernment organizations such as LoveYourself, an HIV/AIDS advocacy group and Smile Train, an international charity that supports free cleft palate repair surgery and children in underprivileged communities.
Gray will also visit Tondo, Manila where she supports Young Focus Philippines, a group that helps poor children get an education.
The Miss Universe titleholder was in New York as she recently attended the New York Fashion Week (NYFW), which was staged from Feb. 8 to 16.