Drama at the Miss Universe Pageant as Ashley Graham Falls Backstage

Ashley Graham pictured on stage at the Miss Universe competition in Thailand.
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Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, beat 93 contestants from around the world to take the Miss Universe crown in Thailand Sunday night.

But backstage there was drama when co-host Ashley Graham took a tumble and cut her leg, and needed medical attention.

“Of course I fell down the stairs and I've got the medics on me,” she said in an Instagram Story post. “I'm OK! Just want to let you guys know what I'm doing!"

Later, she added in an update, "It actually looks worse than it feels, except for it is throbbing a bit."

Ever the professional, she managed to shake it off and finish the show. She also congratulated Catriona Gray, 24, for her win.

"Congratulations Philippines!" she said in another Instagram Story. "You're so beautiful and you deserve the crown."

The pageant made history with the first-ever all-female judging panel, and it also featured the first-ever transgender contestant, Miss Spain, 27-year-old Angela Ponce. She didn’t make the semi-finals, but she did get to walk down the runaway as the competition celebrated the ground-breaking moment.

Miss USA also failed to make it to the finals.

Earlier in the competition, she stirred up controversy when she seemed to mock Miss Vietnam and Miss Cambodia for not speaking English. But she later apologized.

“In a moment when I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realize can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologize,” she wrote on Instagram.

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