Since winning the most coveted title, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City has been making a buzz for good reasons. And while it’s evident that she holds both beauty and brains, she doesn’t stop giving people so many reasons to love her even more. 

Now she’s in Israel carrying both honor and pressure to represent the Philippines. Beatrice, along with 80 equally stunning candidates from all over the world, is vying for the prestigious Miss Universe crown. 

But before we give our best wishes to the Miss Universe PH 2021, let’s get to know her first with these little-known facts about Beatrice.

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Miss Universe Philippines 2021 at a Glance

In the Philippines, it’s an understatement to say that locals love beauty pageants. For many Filipinos, beauty pageants, especially Miss Universe, are a big deal. For the biggest fans, it’s something of a passion.

In case you miss the pageant, here’s the list of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Winners.

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Winners

  • Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City – Miss Universe Philippines 2021
  • Katrina Dimaranan of Taguig – Miss Universe Philippines Tourism
  • Victoria Velasquez Vincent of Cavite – Miss Universe Philippines Charity
  • Maureen Christa Wroblewitz of Pangasinan – Miss Universe Philippines 1st runner-up
  • Steffi Rose Aberasturi of Cebu Province – Miss Universe Philippines 2nd runner-up

A Lookback: Miss Universe Philippines Through the Years

As of writing, there are only four PH Beauty Queens who bagged the most coveted Miss Universe crown. 

The Four PH Beauty Queens Who Won Miss Universe

  1. Gloria Diaz, 1969
  2. Margie Moran, 1973
  3. Pia Wurtzbach, 2015
  4. Catriona Gray, 2018

While the Philippines has only four crowns, there are other Miss Universe Philippines candidates who won, too:

  • Miss Universe 1999 1st Runner-up, Miriam Quiambao
  • Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-up, Venus Raj
  • Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-up, Shamcey Supsup
  • Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-up, Janine Marie Tugonon
  • Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-up, Ariella Arida
  • Miss Universe 2014  Top 10, Mary Jean Lastimosa 
  • Miss Universe 2016  Top 6,  Maxine Medina 
  • Miss Universe 2017  Top 10, Rachel Peters
  • Miss Universe 2019 Top 20, Gazini Ganados 
  • Miss Universe 2020 Top 21, Rabiya Mateo 

Beatrice Luigi Gomez Biography

Full name: Beatrice Luigi Gallarde Gomez
Birthday: February 23, 1995
Birthplace: San Fernando, Cebu
Age: 26
Education: Mass Communication at the University of San Jose-Recoletos in Cebu City, Cebu


Facts About Miss Universe PH 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez

1. She’s the first openly-bisexual Filipina candidate to win the title

Beatrice is the first openly-queer beauty queen to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines. The 26-year old Cebuana proudly shared about her relationship with her then-girlfriend, Kate Jagdon, during the live-streamed Interview Challenge portion of the pageant.

But last November, Kate Jagdon confirmed that she and Beatrice have ended their six-year relationship. 

2. Beatrice Luigi Gomez is in the navy

We all know Beatrice has beauty and brains but did you know she also has brawns, too? Apart from being a beauty queen, she also serves the country as a navy reservist. She took part in the Basic Citizen’s Military Course under the Naval Reserve Center of Eastern Visayas.

So on days she’s not practicing her catwalk on high heels, she’s busy in physical training under the Navy Seals. 

3. Miss Universe PH 2021 was only her third pageant

Given Beatrice’s charisma on stage, it might come as a surprise to some to know that Miss Philippines 2021 is only her third pageant. Prior to joining Miss Universe PH 2021, she has only competed in Miss Mandaue 2015 and Binibining Cebu 2020. It’s safe to say she’s a natural!

During the question and answer portion at the Miss Universe Philippines 2021, 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?”

Her winning answer was:

“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 what you are going through, you will be able to overcome it.”

4. Beatrice Luigi Gomez started modeling in order to help her single mom

Saying Beatrice deserves the title is an understatement as she’s not just a queen with beauty, brains, and brawn, but a queen with a heart. In order for her to help her single mom with her education, she joined the volleyball varsity team at her university. That was her way of sending herself to school. She also started modeling as her sideline to earn extra bucks for her allowance while she was studying.

5. She’s an advocate for youth empowerment

 

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As if she hasn’t captured our hearts yet, Beatrice has also a soft spot for kids. In fact, she is one of the founders of BEyouthfulPH. It is an organization that aims to uplift the lives of many disempowered children in different communities. 

6. Her National Costume was inspired by a serpent-like dragon in Philippine mythology

Beatrice really knows how to captivate people. Did you know, her National Costume by designer Axel Que was inspired by a Bakunawa, a serpent-like dragon in Philippine mythology. This mythical Visayan sea creature is said to cause lunar eclipses and earthquakes. 

7. Beatrice Luigi Gomez is a fur mommy

Beatrice is one proud cat mom. Among her advocacies is protecting stray cats. She has, in fact, a number of feline friends that according to her, helped her cope in life’s challenges. 

8. She came from the beautiful province of Cebu

After winning Binibining Cebu 2020 representing San Fernando, Beatrice represented Cebu City in Miss Universe 2021. Just like Beatrice’s looks, her home is a beauty. The province of Cebu is popular for its crispy and oh-so-good lechon, and of course, its pristine beaches from north to south. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Q: Is Beatrice Luigi Gomez LGBT?
A: Yes, Beatrice Luigi Gomez is a proud LGBT+ member. In fact, she is the first openly-bisexual Filipina candidate to win the Miss Universe Philippines.

Q: When is Miss Universe 2021?
A: Miss Universe 2021 will happen on December 12 in Eilat, Israel. For more details about the pageant, read this: Miss Universe 2021 Complete Guide: Everything to Know About the Most Awaited Pageant in the World

Q: When is Beatrice Luigi Gomez birthday?
A: Beatrice Luigi Gomez’s birthday is on February 23, 1995.

Q: Who is Miss Universe Philippines 2020?
A: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is Rabiya Mateo.

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