Did Miss Grand International winner call Miss Universe 2018 pageant a "cooking show"? - The Daily Sentry

Wednesday, December 19, 2018



Did Miss Grand International winner call Miss Universe 2018 pageant a "cooking show"?



Miss Grand International 2018 winner on Miss Universe: ”Mabuhay! Real cooking show lol!”
Miss Grand International 2018 winner Clara Sosa and newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray
There are various beauty pageants across the world but the most prestigious or widely known is the Miss Universe. The recent crowning of Catriona Gray hailed as Miss Universe 2018 is now being celebrated not just by Filipinos but the whole world. With her grace, beauty, and kindness, Cat has captured our hearts. Her fellow beauty queens send their regards and warm greetings for her achievement.


Miss Grand International 2018 Controversial Post 

Despite celebrations and wonderful wishes for another year of success of Miss Universe, some expressed disbelief and throw shade on such prestigious pageantry.

Miss Grand International 2018 winner on Miss Universe: ”Mabuhay! Real cooking show lol!”
Actual IG post of Clara Sossa
One is Miss Grand International 2018,  who recently uploaded a cryptic post about Gray and the organization of Miss Universe. The photo shows her and Nawat Itsaragrisil, the President of Miss Grand International all-smiles while cooking in a kitchen set-up. She then captioned it with,

“Mabuhay! Real cooking show lol!”

And wrapped up with a tears-laughing emoji.

Miss Grand International 2018 winner on Miss Universe: ”Mabuhay! Real cooking show lol!”
Clara Sosa, photo from Inquirer
Netizens Defend Catriona Gray 

Netizens came back-up to defend Catriona which obviously depicts that the post is intended for the Miss Universe 2018.


“Mabuhay!” is a Filipino greeting thus netizens believe that it directly points out to the new Ms. U ambassador. Although Sosa did not mention the pageantry brand and Catriona Gray, netizens think that such post is timely and not merely coincidental. For many, it is purposely directed to the organization and Gray after its wrap up.

Unpopular, Unprofessional 

Netizens expressed dismay and more likely surprised in the existence of Miss Grand International. For many, they never heard of it which made them google it first. Some has called out Sosa for being unprofessional and dragging the name of the minor pageantry she won over. Some remarkably said,

“You really can't buy class. How cheap!”

“There’s a Miss Grand International? Wow, I just found out. LOL”