Catriona Gray (born January 6, 1994, Cairns, Queensland, Australia) is a Filipina-Australian television host, singer, model, stage actress and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2018, being the fourth Filipino national to win the pageant. Previously, Gray competed at Miss World 2016 where she placed in the Top 5.
Her father is Scottish-born Australian and her mother is Filipina.
Sthefany Gutiérrez is Miss Venezuela 2017. She represents her country at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
Sthefany describes herself as an optimistic, intelligent, capable, and hardworking, thanks to her mother's influence. She grew up surrounded by love from a big family constituted by women, except for her dad and her younger brother. She came from a family of working women who do not set themselves the boundaries to succeed. Sthefany has one year left to graduate as a lawyer in her home country, Venezuela. In the future, she would also like to be a television host and reveals that she loves theater as well.
She is 1.76 m tall, measurements: bust - 90, waist - 60, hips - 90.
Kiara Ortega (born August 23, 1993) is a Puerto Rican model who was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2018. Kiara Ortega would best describe herself as a cheerful, spontaneous, and a helpful young woman. For her, the most important thing in life is living experiences that humanize her. By being a part of the Miss Universe platform, she hopes to spread a message of hope to unite our world.
She is 1.70 m tall.
Baek Ji-hyun / 백지현 (born March 27, 1993) is Miss Korea Universe 2018.
Ji-Hyun Baek is a multi-talented super model and singer with a master's degree in Saprano. Ji-Hyun is currently training to become a pastry chef and barista so she can eventually open her own desert cafe. When she's not working on her craft, she likes to stay active through cross country cycling. Ji-Hyun is an avid philanthropist who is an active supporter of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, for the past 6 years.
Sabina Azimbaeva / Сабина Азимбаева (born February 14, 2000, Almaty, Kazakhstan) is an Uyghur beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Almaty 2017. She represents Kazakhstan at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
Sabina Azimbayeva would describe herself as athletic and always involved in sports. Travel is a passion of hers as Sabina often visits remote villages where applied art of her people are preserved. She wants the creativity of her people to be known to the whole world. Sabina hopes to make her country proud at this year's Miss Universe competition.
Yulia Polyachikhina / Юлия Полячихина (born February 6, 2000, Cheboksary, Russia) is Miss Russia Universe 2018.
Yulia is currently studying journalism at Chuvash State University. Before winning the title, Yulia took competed in fitness aerobics dancing competitions and worked as an international model. She loves spending time with her family and two dogs. She also enjoys volunteering to make children happier. Yulia hopes to make her country proud at this year's Miss Universe competition.
She is 1.73 m tall, measurements: bust - 80, waist - 58, hips - 85.
Karina Zhosan / Карина Жосан is Miss Ukraine Universe 2018.
From the age of sixteen years old, Karina Zhosan successfully built her acting and modeling career in Asia. In the same time period, she received a higher education in the sphere of hotel-restaurant and tourist business in her country. She studied foreign languages. The last half of her year, Karina devoted most of her time to travel and has visited nearly 15 new countries. During her travels, she launched a charity foundation for orphans kids in Kenya. After receiving the title Miss Universe Ukraine 2018, Karina plans to develop herself in the media industry in her country to help promote charity on the territory of Ukraine.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (born June 28, 1995) is a South African model who was crowned Miss Universe 2017.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters recently earned her degree in Business Management at North West University after making history at her high school for holding two leadership positions. Demi-Leigh’s biggest motivation comes from her half-sister who has a disability, that lives in Potchefstroom with her stepmother and father. In her spare time, Demi-Leigh is passionate about a program she helped develop to train women in self-defense in various situations. She plans to share these workshops and help as many women as she can.
Cho Se-Whee / 조세휘 (born June 14, 1991) is Miss Korea Universe 2017.
Cho Se-Whee is a young entrepreneur and CEO of her online shopping company. She hopes to be a professional mentor and inspiration to others who aspire to be a young entrepreneurs. Constant traveling has exposed Cho to various fashion trends and marketing directions to stay on top of the competition. Cho enjoys relaxing and reading a good book, though also appreciates the thrill of competing and challenging herself to improve upon her skillsets. Cho is excited to meet the contestants and compete on the global Miss Universe stage.
Laura González (born February 22, 1995) is Miss Colombia 2017. She represents her coutry at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant.
Laura González from Cartagena de Indias has been preparing herself to be an actress since the age of 16. After she graduated from a performing arts school where she studied acting, she moved to Bogotá to kick start her career. Since taking the risk to pursue acting, Laura has worked to develop herself in theater, short films and TV. Aside from acting, Laura enjoys relaxing activities such as Yoga and Pilates. Laura hopes with her experience in front of an audience, she will be confidently crowned the next Miss Universe.