The 24-year-old beauty queen, who was among the front-runners for this year, beat out contestants from 93 other countries. She became the fourth Filipina to win the coveted title after Pia Wurtzbach in 2015.
Tamaryn Green of South Africa was named 1st runner-up, while Sthefany Gutiérrez of Venezuela was 2nd runner-up.
Miss Universe 2018 is... PHILIPPINES! pic.twitter.com/r2BkN8JpXh— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 17, 2018