Articles from different Aussie outlets came out with headlines emphasizing that Catriona was born in Cairns and that the new Miss Universe is Australian, but “wasn’t Miss Australia.” They all sound kinda off but The Courier Mail took the cake for cringiest headline when they crossed out “Philippines” and changed it to “Queensland.”
Catriona Gray is still a Filipino. Her father is an Aussie, but the Woman who gave birth is her Filipino mother. Tbh, this newpaper is really below the belt for the Filipino people. pic.twitter.com/hhN2Vnlb3v
Push ABS-CBN and some netizens spotted the tabloid’s frontpage. One netizen noted that The Courier Mail‘s move is “really below the belt.” We understand the sentiment as well since it comes off as sort of a hijacking of the Philippines’ success in the pageant.