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Catriona Gray answers fans' burning questions in online Q&A

Catriona Gray is known to slay in Q&A's, and this time is no different.

The Miss Universe 2018 queen once again found herself in the hot seat, answering burning questions from lucky fans.

In her online Q&A, organized by Madam Tussauds, Catriona answered questions from her favorite place in the Philippines (Palawan, of course), to the reason she entered pageantry.

Catriona said that even before she joined pageants, she was a volunteer, and she always thought, "I'm doing this much, but surely I could do something more."

She eventually realized that being a beauty queen would give her a better platform.

"Women who were empowered and had something to say were given the microphone to say something," she said.

Prior to becoming a beauty queen, Catriona said she was also a model, so she was a "familiar face" but people didn't know who she was.

"[Becoming] a beauty queen, people knew my name and knew what I stood for," she said. "Once I first experienced that, I didn't want to go back."

The beauty queen also admitted that she's been having a difficult time lately amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"A lot of times it can be very heavy, very discouraging, I sometimes feel very hopeless," she said.

What has been helping her is helping others in "any way, small way" that she can. She revealed that she has been holding charity drives and fund raisers.

"I find that it not only helps me deal with the current situation, it helps me take away my hopelessness, but also it inspired me too," she said.

"It gives me a lot of hope," she added.

Catriona hosted the Q&A after the unveiling of her Madame Tussauds wax figure was postponed to 2021.

—JCB, GMA News