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Miss Universe Catriona Gray Makes Appearance in the UAE for the First Time




The Filipino beauty won the Miss Universe title last year, and is still the reigning Miss Universe. She hadn’t travelled to Dubai before, so her visit to UAE was a new step for her. Her fans loved having here there.

Born in Queensland, Australia, she has Scottish as well as Filipina blood in her. Filipino beauties steal the pageant titles more often. And Gray was the fourth one from Philippines to be crowned Miss Universe.

She also represented her country at both the Miss World as well as the Miss Universe pageant, which is a great honour. And she touched hearts with her own Filipino walk.

Gray was 13 when she first modeled and since then she didn’t look back. She is also a formally trained singer, an accomplished martial artist and painter.

But despite all the success she stays humble and tries to make a change. In her interview with Dubai-based Xpedition Magazine, she shared how she wanted to make a change in the world. And how she is going to do it during her reign. And Also after her reign is over.

When asked what she would like to do in Dubai she said “I’m looking forward to experiencing everything: the scenery, the culture, the food. I’m really hoping to do a Desert Safari Dubai tour and to experience the desert at dusk. I think it would be nothing but magical!”

Catriona Gray attended a fashion night in September 19, at BurJuman mall, which featured 10 Dubai-based designers showcasing their latest collection. On 20th she attended an Xpedition Annual Gala. The gala was hosted by the Dubai-based Xpedition Magazine. Which helped raise funds for Smile Train. And Smile Train is a charity that provides corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates

Gray is passionate about changing the world for good. She is driven and hardworking. And she promised not to give up the good work even after her reign.

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“The Firing Squad”: I Cried Buckets of Tears




Sitting in the dimly lit theater, I had no idea what to expect as the opening credits of “The Firing Squad” began to roll. Little did I know that I was about to embark on an emotional journey that would leave me reaching for tissues and struggling to catch my breath.

The film follows the true story of three Christians facing execution by firing squad in a third world country. Directed by Timothy A. Chey, it features a stellar cast including James Barrington, Kevin Sorbo, and Cuba Gooding Jr. Each actor brings their character to life with such authenticity and depth that it’s impossible not to be fully immersed in their struggles and triumphs.

As the plot unfolded, I found myself drawn into a world of despair and desperation, but also one of unwavering faith and hope. The characters’ journey from darkness to light, from despair to redemption, resonated with me on a deeply personal level. I couldn’t help but be moved by their courage and resilience in the face of unimaginable adversity.

But it was the performances that truly stole the show. James Barrington’s portrayal of the protagonist’s internal turmoil was nothing short of mesmerizing, while Kevin Sorbo and Cuba Gooding Jr. delivered powerhouse performances that left me in awe.

And then there was the message of the film—that no matter how bleak the circumstances may seem, there is always hope. That even in our darkest moments, faith has the power to transform lives and bring about redemption. It was a message that hit me like a ton of bricks, leaving me with tears streaming down my face and a renewed sense of purpose.

As the credits rolled and the lights came up, I found myself struggling to put into words the impact that “The Firing Squad” had on me. All I could manage was, “I cried buckets of tears.” And I wasn’t alone. As I looked around the theater, I saw others wiping their eyes and exchanging emotional glances.

In the end, “The Firing Squad” wasn’t just a movie—it was an experience. An experience that left me feeling inspired, uplifted, and profoundly grateful for the power of cinema to touch the soul. And for that, I will be forever grateful.

The movie is set to premiere in the theatres worldwide on August 2, 2024. And this is definitely a must watch movie, reminding people of the strength of faith.

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