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PICS: Miss Universe Catriona Gray enjoys safari in SA

PICS: Miss Universe Catriona Gray enjoys safari in SA

The reigning Miss Universe, Catriona Gray, is having the time of her life on her first visit to South Africa

A week after judging the 61st Miss SA pageant, she is now enjoying some much-deserved down time.

South Africans are known to be extremely welcoming hosts (well, most of the time!) and Fillipino model and current Miss Universe Catriona Gray has felt the warmth of our hospitality recently. Last week, the model and singer had the pleasure of adjudicating the 2019 Miss South Africa pageant where she was treated as an esteemed guest by her fellow judges, Bonang (who hosted the ceremony), and every South African in attendance.

Judging a national pageant isn’t easy however, and after putting in a great deal of work towards this year’s ceremony the 25-year-old took some much needed time off when she went on her very first safari excursion.

She made her way to the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in Mookgophong, Limpopo where she was hoping to see lions, among other animals.

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Ready for my first ever safari experience! πŸ˜πŸ¦“πŸ¦›πŸ¦’πŸ¦ Thank you @official_misssa and @legendgolfandsafariresort for this experience! @missuniverse #MissUniverse

A post d by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Aug 10, 2019 at 5:58am PDT

Her wish was granted when a pride strolled past her before her game ride came to an end:



Scenes from today 😍 So I was praying to see lions up close and heard in my spirit just to wait. So I was sitting there, 15mins passed by and I was just thinking about how creative God is to create all these animals and scenery. And suddenly we turn a bend and there is a family of lions walking right in front of us. 😍😍😍 thank you God for an amazing experience in South Africa πŸ™ @legendgolfandsafariresort @official_misssa

A post d by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Aug 10, 2019 at 9:16am PDT

Catriona experienced a number of memorable moments during her stay in South Africa, which including bearing witness to Zozibini Tunzi’s victory at the Miss South Africa pageant

She also left us with an unforgettable moment; when she took the time to remind the audience across the country how and why she had won Miss Universe, by repeating her now famous lava walk.

With Bonang hyping her up, Catriona gave South Africans a taste of the signature move which helped her seal the crown back in 2018:

Catriona Gray doing what she do best. Lava Walk in South Africa! BOOOOMMM! πŸ’₯πŸ’― @catrionaelisa@MissUniverse #CatrionaGray #MissSA2019 #LavaWalk

πŸ“½ (ctto) pic.twitter.com/6Fn6bpQWJJ

β€” RV (@rnvcvlln) August 9, 2019

It’s fair to say that we appreciated Catriona’s presence in Mzansi as much as she enjoyed her first visit to South Africa. Until we meet again!



Thank you South Africa πŸ€—πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ’• until we meet again.

A post d by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Aug 11, 2019 at 4:52pm PDT