Birth Name: Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray
Place of Birth: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Date of Birth: 6 January, 1994
*father – Scottish
*mother – Filipino [Bicolano, Tagalog]
Catriona Gray is a Filipino-Australian television host, singer, model, stage actress, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss Universe 2018, representing the Philippines. She was previously the Top 5 finalist in Miss World 2016.
Catriona’s father, Ian Gray, was born in Fraserburgh, Scotland, and immigrated to Stratton, a suburb in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Catriona’s mother, Normita Ragas Magnayon, is a Filipina, from Oas, Albay.
Catriona was named after her paternal grandmother.
Catriona’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, John Gray, of Longside, Aberdeenshire.
Catriona’s paternal grandfather was John Gray (the son of John Gray and Mary Will). Catriona’s grandfather John was born in Fraserburgh. Catriona’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Gray and Jane Fraser. Mary was the daughter of George Buchan Will and Mary Gerrard.
Catriona’s paternal grandmother was named Catherine Ross. Catriona’s grandmother Catherine was born in Fraserburgh, Scotland.
Catriona’s maternal grandfather was Feliciano Calabia Magnayon (later Feliciano Violan Magnayon, the son of José Magnayon y Enríquez, or José Enríquez Magnayon in Filipino, and of Victoria Calabia y Violán, or Victoria Violán Calabia in Filipino). Feliciano was born in San Pablo, Laguna. José was the son of Marcelino Magnayon y Rivera (or Marcelino Rivera Magnayon in Filipino) and Basilia Enríquez y Banzuela (or Basilia Banzuela Enríquez in Filipino). Victoria was the daughter of Valeriano Calabia y Violán (or Valeriano Violán Calabia in Filipino) and Bonifacia Violán y Catipon (or Bonifacia Catipon Violán in Filipino).
Catriona’s maternal grandmother was named Elsa Ragas (the daughter of an unknown father, and of Eutiquia Ragas). Elsa was born in Oas, Albay.
Sources: Birth record of Catriona’s paternal great-grandfather, John Gray – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Catriona’s paternal great-grandaunt – https://www.wikitree.com
Immigration record of Catriona’s paternal grandmother, Catherine (Ross) Gray – http://www.museum.wa.gov.au