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ENCORE FEATURE: Catriona Gray and why she’s the sexiest woman alive

April 4, 2019 UDOU TEAM

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has been crowned (again) as Esquire’s “sexiest woman alive”, and frankly, we can’t argue with that! Here’s why!

Crowned as the most beautiful woman in the universe late last year, Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray might be too perfect for this world. Just recently, a famous men’s magazine hailed her as the sexiest woman alive, too!

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"The (music) video, hand in hand with Catriona’s win, worked wonders—Young Focus received an unprecedented amount of publicity and exposure, as did the communities in Tondo. “Positive exposure, for a change,” says van Wijgerden. “It brought a sense of [deserved] self-respect, and the sense of “we are seen, we count for something, we are not forgotten.” People have been signing up as volunteers, making donations, and sponsoring students, and the organization was able to fill its budget gap for the coming school year. Catriona could have released a sexy pop-dance track as her debut single. She could’ve gone the eye-candy route for easy clicks. Instead, she chose to deal with a difficult topic, and present it in an uplifting way, an equally difficult thing to do." – Full Article on https://www.esquiremag.ph/women/sexiest-woman-alive/catriona-gray-esquire-sexiest-woman-alive Thanks @esquireph for naming me your sexiest woman alive 💛 Photographs by @dookieducay • Styling by Meg Manzano • Interview by Audrey N. Carpio • Hair by @hairbybrentsales • Makeup by @memayfrancisco

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Catriona Gray is evidently winning at everything in life! But the title’s not all that’s there to love about her! She’s the sexiest woman alive for most of us, and here are some of the reasons why!

1. Talent is sexy

When God showered the world with talent, Catriona Gray was out with a pail and a basin, apparently. Not only is she breathtakingly beautiful, but she’s also a singer AND a painter. She has participated in exhibits for a cause, and even with her talents, she helps people! We can vouch for her talent, of course, we have heard her sing, and it just made us love her more! Besides, we can’t really question someone who has a Masters degree in Music Theory from the Berklee College of Music. Here’s a video of her singing ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ back in 2012!

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2. A kind heart is sexy

Winning the crown is not just about beauty, and when it comes to counting what is on the inside, Catriona doesn’t run short. She volunteers at the Young Focus as a teacher’s assistant, and also she is a part of an advocacy group for HIV/AIDS. During her reign, one of her goals is also to bring attention to poverty in places like Tondo, Manila. She believes it’s more fulfilling to share and help other people and change not only your own life but others’ as well. How can we not love her for that?

3. Fun is sexy.

Our Miss Universe likes to have fun and take on life’s adventure… and she’s very giggly too! Somehow her happiness radiates and it puts everyone around her in a good state. Her being very articulate has to lead to her overtalking, sometimes, but it just shows how much she wants to let out to the world! Here’s a video of her having the time of her life!

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4. Humility is sexy

For someone that’s hailed as the most beautiful woman on the planet, she’s quite down to Earth. To her, all of her achievements isn’t just her. She always brings the Filipinos with her and she’s just so proud! As to her, nobody is perfect and it doesn’t sit well with her to be called the best Miss Universe, ever, but it just makes us believe in it more so. Check out this fun interview that Catriona had with Vice Ganda which just shows how humble and kind she is!

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With time, the word “sexy” has gotten itself a lot of connotations, but now we see that it’s not just about the looks. I guess the most important thought we can get from this is that every one of us can be sexy, too. Sexy is a personality, sexy is in your intellect, and no one can take that away from you!

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