Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray was born on January 6, 1994 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Her father is an Australian of Scottish origin, her mother is Filipina. She has both Filipino and Australian citizenship. Gray got her black belt at the age of 12 in Choi Kwang-Do martial arts and was the singer of a jazz band at her school. She trained in music theory at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Gray, 1.78 has been working as a television presenter, singer, model, stage actress.
Catriona Gray won her first title in a beauty contest for the Philippines in 2018, with the crown for Miss World Philippines 2018.
After winning her national competition, Gray attended Miss World 2018, which took place at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA, where she placed in the top five
At the age of five, Gray had found her way into the world of beauty contests when she won the Little Miss Philippines competition, ABS-CBN News reported. When she was 18 years old, she moved to the Philippines and used the money she had earned by modeling to buy her plane ticket.
Gray also launched his own charity project in the Philippines called Paraiso: The Bright Beginnings Project, which will raise funds for a pre-school in the city of Tondo.
Shortly after the Miss Universe in 2018, Gray received congratulations from the Presidential Palace, the Vice President and politicians of the Senate and the House of Representatives.