PHILIPPINES’ CATRIONA GRAY’S chances at winning Miss World 2016 has now become clearer as she was announced as the winner of the pageant’s Multi-Media award a few minutes ago, which guarantees her spot at the Top 20.

Aside from the online popularity, the multi-media winner was selected for the “style, presentation, interactivity and inventiveness of posts the contestants create for the Official Miss World Facebook and Twitter accounts.”

Catriona is also one of the finalists of the ‘Beauty with a Purpose‘ (BWAP) award, which is the soul of the 65-year old pageant. Other BWAP finalists include Miss India Priyadarshini ChatterjeeIndonesia’s Natasha MannuelaNepal’s Asmi Shrestha, and Kenya’s Evelyn Thungu. The official winner who will be announced during the coronation night has a big chance of winning the crown. This award gives the finalists a good chance of winning so don’t be surprised if one of the five beauties take home the crown tomorrow, December 18 (US Time).

Aside from that, Catriona also emerged second to Mongolia’s Bayartsetseg Altangerel in the Best in Talent competition. The Philippines’ representative also ranked 6 in the Top Model competition won by China’s Jing Kong.

Meanwhile, Cook Islands’ Natalia Short was the first one to advance to the semi-finals when she won the Sport category days ago.

Category winners automatically advance to the Top 20 (semi-finals), which gave us five names to date: Philippines, Mongolia, China, and Cook Islands.

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Catriona in a Francis Libiran gown poses with other contestants in one of the events at the Miss World 2016 pageant in the US.

The results of the fast track competitions were posted at the Miss World Facebook page just now.

Each contestant is given a score based on their performance in each category to select the Top 20. After which, they will be trimmed down to only 10 plus the winner of the People’s Choice Award. The Top 5 finalist will be judged based on their answer to the question on why they should win Miss World.

By the looks of it, Catriona seems to advance to the Top 10 but if you’d like her to have a sure spot, keep voting for her through the Miss World app. More details about that on this post.

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Catriona during a Designer Dress Dinner at the Miss World 2016 pageant.
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