Ponce, the first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe, was emotional in the video highlight that was shown during the finale. After years of hard work and dealing with discrimination in the industry, Ponce finally made it to the worldwide level this year.
Messages of support were pouring in Sunday on Twitter after Ponce's exit.
The former owner of Miss Universe pageant, Donald Trump did not allow transgender contestants to be a part of the pageant.
Ponce has described the obstacles she faced as a trans model.
Before she went out for the long gown competition, Catriona was quickly asked who did her look. "I'm okay! Going really fast".
"So spreading awareness on that cause and encouraging people to get the simple test and knowing their status is definitely one of my first projects that I'd like to pursue".
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A teary eyed, Angela in her recorded interview said, "I don't need to win Miss Universe".
In another interview just a month before the pageant, Gray acknowledged the voice that Ponce represents.
"She's like any other Aussie". Pia was initially announced as first runner-up, but after several seconds, host Steve Harvey admitted he made a mistake and Miss Philippines was actually the victor, removing the crown from the head of Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez.
It's the earth-shattering noise created by the glass ceiling she broke.
Catriona Gray is 4th Filipina beauty queen to be named Miss Universe in the competition's history. "And today I am here, proudly representing my nation, all women and human rights", she wrote in Spanish.