Miss Universe 2018 winner is Miss Philippines Catriona Gray

The Miss Universe 2018 finals is taking place right now in Bangkok, Thailand. Check out below for live updates!

Based on the preliminary competition held last week, the 5 crown-worthy candidates for me are (in random order): Miss Canada Marta Stepien, Miss Mexico Andrea Toscano, Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega and Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green.

How about yours?

Let's all find out altogether who the Miss Universe 2018 winner will be.

8:30 Live streaming video shows that the Top 20 semi-finalists for each geographic region have already been announced. And they are:

"I stand here not as one, but for the 104 million Filipinos!": Huge favorite Miss Philippines Catriona Gray makes it to the Top 20 (photo by FOX)

Nepal, Manita Devkota
Philippines, Catriona Gray
South Africa, Tamaryn Green
Thailand, Sophida Kanchanarin
Vietnam, H'Hen Niê

Belgium, Zoé Brunet
Great Britain, Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers
Hungary, Enikő Kecskès
Ireland, Grainne Gallanagh
Poland, Magdalena Swat

Canada, Marta Stepien
Costa Rica, Natalia Carvajal
Curaçao, Akisha Albert
Jamaica, Emily Maddison
Puerto Rico, Kiara Ortega

Australia, Francesca Hung
Brazil, Mayra Dias
Indonesia, Sonia Fergina Citra
USA, Sarah Rose Summers
Venezuela, Sthefany Gutiérrez

9:20 The Top 20 semi-finalists are given a moment each to speak up about the most important thing that they want the world to know about themselves.

9:38 The Top 10 is revealed!

Canada, Marta Stepien
Costa Rica, Natalia Carvajal
Curaçao, Akisha Albert
Nepal, Manita Devkota
Philippines, Catriona Gray
Puerto Rico, Kiara Ortega
South Africa, Tamaryn Green
Thailand, Sophida Kanchanarin
Vietnam, H'Hen Niê
Venezuela, Sthefany Gutiérrez

9:55 The Best National Costume award is handed to Miss Laos On-anong Homsombath. It's Laos' first time ever to join Miss Universe.

9:57 Swimsuit Competition

10:12 It's the evening gown competition.

10:22 Announcement of the Final 5

Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez, Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green, Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, Miss Vietnam H'Hen Niê and Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega make it to the Top 5 of Miss Universe 2018 (photo by FOX)

10:36 From 5 to 3. The Top 3 finalists are:

Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez, Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green and Miss Philippines Catriona Gray (photo by FOX)

10:40 Final Question and Answer (Q&A) Portion

The Final Question for all Top 3 is: "What is the most important lesson you've learned in your life and how would you apply it to your time as Miss Universe?"

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray during the Top 4 Q&A (photo by FOX)

10:55 Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters makes her farewell walk.

10:57 The 2nd Runner Up is VENEZUELA!!!

10:59 1st Runner Up is SOUTH AFRICA and the new MISS UNIVERSE 2018 is PHILIPPINES!!!!

It's now the 4th Miss Universe crown for the Philippines! Congrats Catriona Gray!

Albania, Trejsi Sejdini
Angola, Ana Liliana Avião
Argentina, Agustina Pivowarchuk
Armenia, Eliza Muradyan
Aruba, Kimberly Julsing
Bahamas, Danielle Grant
Barbados, Meghan Theobalds
Belize, Jenelli Fraser
Bolivia, Joyce Prado
British Virgin Islands, A’yana Keshelle Phillips
Bulgaria, Gabriela Topalova
Cambodia, Nat Rern
Cayman Islands, Caitlin Tyson
Chile, Andrea Díaz
China, Meisu Qin
Colombia, Valeria Morales
Croatia, Mia Pojatina
Czech Republic, Lea Šteflíčková
Denmark, Helena Heuser
Dominican Republic, Aldy Bernard
Ecuador, Virginia Limongi
Egypt, Nariman Khaled
El Salvador, Marisela de Montecristo
Finland, Alina Voronkova
France, Eva Colas
Georgia, Lara Yan
Germany, Celine Willers
Ghana, Diata Hoggar
Greece, Ioanna Bella
Guam, Athena Su McNinch
Guatemala, Mariana García
Haiti, Samantha Colas
Honduras, Vanessa Villars
Iceland, Katrín Lea Elenudóttir
India, Nehal Chudasama
Israel, Nikol Reznikov
Italy, Erica De Matteis
Japan, Yuumi Kato
Kazakhstan, Sabina Azimbayeva
Kenya, Wabaiya Kariuki
Korea, Ji Hyun Baek
Kosovo, Zana Berisha
Kyrgyzstan, Begimay Karybekova
Lebanon, Maya Reaidy
Malaysia, Jane Teoh
Malta, Francesca Mifsud
Mauritius, Varsha Ragoobarsing
Mexico, Andrea Toscano
Mongolia, Dolgion Delgerjav
Myanmar, Hnin Thway Yu Aung
Namibia, Selma Kamanya
Netherlands, Rahima Dirkse
New Zealand, Estelle Curd
Nicaragua, Adriana Paniagua
Nigeria, Aramide Lopez
Norway, Susanne Guttorm
Panama, Rosa Montezuma
Paraguay, Belén Alderete
Peru, Romina Lozano
Portugal, Filipa Barroso
Russia, Yulia Polyachikhina
Singapore, Zahra Khanum
Slovakia, Barbora Hanová
Spain, Angela Ponce
Sri Lanka, Ornella Gunesekere
Sweden, Emma Strandberg
Switzerland, Jastina Doreen Riedere
Turkey, Tara De Vries
Ukraine, Karyna Zhosan
US Virgin Islands, Aniska Tonge
Uruguay, Sofía Marrero
Zambia, Melba Shakabozha

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