As is often the case, they took to Twitter to share their two centavos’ worth about how they felt Gray romanticized poverty when she replied to the last query posed to her in the contest’s Q&A portion. “What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your life, and how would you apply it to your time as Miss Universe?” she was asked. Gray replied that she had worked a lot in the slums of Tondo, where she witnessed how life was difficult. While she sympathized with Filipinos who lived in that condition, she said she would always look for beauty in it. “I’ve always taught myself to look for the beauty in it, to look for the beauty in the faces of the children, and to be grateful. I would bring this aspect as a Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining, and to assess where I could give something, where I could provide something as a spokesperson. If I could teach also people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their face. Thank you,” Catriona said. Twitter user @jiatirol said people should stop romanticizing poverty as “resiliency and gratefulness” while @rizadivinee said Gray should immerse herself among the masses when she returns to the Philippines. “We shouldn’t romanticize poverty [and highlight] smiles in (sic) children’s faces despite their situation… How about children smiling because their lives are in order, and they can go to school, eat properly and live in decent housing?” she said in a mix of English and Filipino.