The new Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray (C) from Philippines is congratulated by second runner-up Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez (R) and other contestants during the Miss Universe 2018 at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand – but social media in the Philippines erupted in controversy over how ‘authentic’ her ethnic background was in representing her country. Photo: EPA

Asia Briefing: The Philippines

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The new Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray (C) from Philippines is congratulated by second runner-up Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez (R) and other contestants during the Miss Universe 2018 at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand – but social media in the Philippines erupted in controversy over how ‘authentic’ her ethnic background was in representing her country. Photo: EPA
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