Catriona Gray awarded Woman of the Year in Dubai

Heidi Hsia

25 Sep – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray recently revealed that she has been awarded Woman of the Year at Dubai's Xpedition Annual Gala Awards (XAGA).

As reported on Push, the beauty queen shared the good news on Instagram with several photos from the event held by Xpedition Magazine, which was held in the said United Arab Emirates city.

She wrote, "What an honour. Thank you so much [Xpedition Magazine] for the XAGA Woman of the Year award and for recognising my humanitarian and cause work."

"Very flattered to be in the company of my fellow nominees and awardees who have excelled in their respective fields. And more so that we all came together for the benefit of [Smile Train]."

It is noted that Smile Train is one of Gray's advocacies - a nonprofit organisation and charity which provides assistance for children with cleft lips and palates.

According to its Instagram account, Xpedition is a leading and homegrown Dubai-based luxury travel and lifestyle magazine.

The magazine also posted similar photos, saying that it has decided to award the said beauty queen due to her "exemplary and exceptional dedication to charitable institutions, community development and her unparalleled passion for equality."

(Photo Source: XPEDITION Middle East Magazine)