Congratulations are in order for Cebu City’s Beatrice Luigi Gomez who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 on Thursday, September 30.
She bested 27 other candidates for the title, making her the first openly gay Miss Universe Philippines. Through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown walks, and the final question and answer portion, Beatrice consistently embodied the qualities of a winning queen and won the hearts of viewers nationwide. Beatrice took home a total of four special awards, including Miss Cream Silk and Miss Luxxe ImmunPlus Game Changer.
Beatrice slayed the runway in a red one-piece swimsuit by Albert Andrada and shoes by Jojo Bragais, consequently taking home the Best In Swimsuit award.
All eyes were on Beatrice as she stunned in a blue Swarovski crystal-encrusted gown by Furne One Amato for her evening gown strut. She was awarded Best in Evening Gown.
For the question and answer portion, Beatrice was asked: "If during your reign as Miss Universe Philippines things happen in your life that make you sad and uninspired, how would you be able to continue inspiring others?”
She confidently answered: "It is very evident that all of us went through difficulties during this pandemic, but it is also proof that we are able to rise to the occasion, and if anything happened to me during my reign, I will not give up and inspire others by rising to the problems that I am encountering and by inspiring them that whatever you are going through, you will be able to overcome it."
Well said, Beatrice!
Congratulations to our new Miss Universe Philippines 2021!
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