The crown went to Miss Philippines! Catriona Gray of the Philippines became the winner of Miss Universe 2018. She was crowned by reigning Miss Universe, South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
Miss Universe's runner-ups were Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green (placed second), and Miss Venezuela, Sthefany Gutierrez (placed third).
Miss Universe 2018 is... PHILIPPINES! pic.twitter.com/r2BkN8JpXh— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 17, 2018
Supermodel Ashley Graham helped with the duties, conducting backstage interviews with the contestants while Ne-Yo performed at the event.
The pageant led up to the festivities in this week when Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers, who made comments about two non-English speaking contestants.
Sarah was joined by Miss Colombia, Valeria Morales and Miss Australia, Francesca Hung in an Instagram video in which she openly spoke about Miss Cambodia, Rern Sinat and Miss Vietnam, H’Hen Nie and their English knowledge.
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