The Twitterverse Asks: Is Catriona Gray the President of the Philippines?

Gray is currently in Colombia to judge their local Miss Universe pageant.

(SPOT.ph) Typhoon Ulysses has wreaked havoc in the Philippines. Amid all the posts of massive floods, destruction, calls (and answers) for help on Twitter right now, one trending topic seems to be an outlier: the name of former Miss Universe Catriona Gray. In case you're a bit confused, allow us to keep you up to speed.

Gray is currently in Colombia as one of the judges in the country's upcoming Miss Universe pageant. One Instagram user asked why Gray was abroad while the Philippines goes through one calamity after the other as a comment to one of Gray's recent posts, to which Gray responded with, "[This] invitation was extended months ago and even though I’m away, I’ve been doing my part in working with @philredcross since the day of the typhoon to provide aid and relief to the affected areas. Thanks for your concern." 

A report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer regarding the exchange has since gained traction on the local Twitterverse—with parallels being drawn to how people reacted to another public figure's absence amid Ulysses. Folks online came to the defense of the former Miss Universe by pointing out that her physical presence in the country couldn't be expected of her. With a healthy dose of sarcasm, many asked whether Gray was the President of the Philippines, therefore justifying questioning her being abroad. Check out some of the shadiest clapbacks and major arguments below:

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Just asking.

Can she also control the weather?

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So many questions.

Taray, indeed.

An image you can hear.

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Louder for the people in the back.

Someone explain the logic.

Sigh.

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ICYMI!

Oof.

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