Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray urges people to show humanity during the pandemic

24 Apr 2020 | Angelique Reyes

Coronavirus’ outbreak had obligated the government to announce an Immediate lockdown in the world in order to stop the spread of the virus. But, a section of people who have ran out their jobs are facing troubles and problems in surviving. The front liners who are working tirelessly to stop the spread of the Covid-19 are also facing problems with the essentials like food, water, masks, hygiene facilities etc.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has urged people to stay connected and be available to help anyone in need especially during such tough times. She mentioned that, “That’s the beauty of being a human being. It is being of service to your fellow human being."



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Since the news of Covid-19’s outbreak in the world spread, the leaders of the world announced that there will be a lockdown until the situation gets under control. The World Health Organization also announced that everyone should practice ‘social-distancing’ and ‘proper hygiene’ in order to stop the virus from spreading. While the public is following the protocols, the front liners are working tirelessly to save the ones who have contracted the virus and trying to figure out on how to stop the virus from spreading.

Emphasizing on the situation, the beauty queen mentioned that “It can be very overwhelming for many of us. We are not all in the same boat unfortunately, but we are all facing the same storm. There’s a unity in hope that we can all come together”. The beauty queens including Catriona are using their platform to advocate the people the importance of social distancing and trying to encourage people to be strong and positive. The beauty queen added that she turns to her social media platforms as channels of right information, as well as a source of positivity and inspiration.

Amidst the entire world standing at halt, there was a tragic incident in a community in Happyland, Tondo, Manila. Catriona Gray has been helping the locals as well as the front liners of the same community and was devasted when fire rummaged the community. “I was really saddened considering what the state of the nation we’re going through where everyone is implored to stay in their homes. Unfortunately, there are 500 people recently displaced from their homes due to a fire that occurred this Tuesday in Happyland, Tondo,” she stated.



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Catriona also mentioned that she is thankful to the government, non-government organizations and celebrities who are stepping up by donating the basic needs like food and clothing to help the locals as well the front liners. She also stated that she’s hopeful that we will recover from this situation if the world comes together and fight the virus.

The beauty queen has been actively working to make a difference in the world with using her platform to advocate people with the right information and urging them to donate whatever they can for the ones in need. Together with the Department of Health, the beauty queen created an informative guide to protecting yourself against COVID-19. It features essential virus prevention tips in such an entertaining way, such as showing a clip of her reaction to winning Miss Universe to remind you not to touch your face.

The diva is also encouraging the public to continue social media to express their views, particularly on leadership and their country. In her live chat session with reigning Miss Universe ZozibiniTunzi conducted on 16th April 2020, Gray said leaders across the globe should be made aware of the thoughts and sentiments of their people so they can better serve them amid the crisis.



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"I really implore everyone to use social media to express your views, whether it be for leadership, whether it be for your country, whether it be for your socio-economic situation, or what you're going through”. Catriona is also working with Young Focus Philippines for ‘No Work, No Rice” campaign which has reached out to about 6,000 families which is about 8,000 to 10,000 individuals through donating 60,000 kilograms of rice.