There’s no denying that each of us has our own biases in terms of entertainment. Some are into music, the Kardashian sisters, Korean Dramas, and of course, BTS. But when it comes to beauty pageants, especially Miss Universe, there’s no denying that we get a whole new level of excitement. So, it’s not surprising that even amid a pandemic, the support for Miss Universe 2021 is strong as a rock. 

In this article, we will talk about everything you must know about the pageant from the Miss Universe 2021 date, history, Miss Universe 2021 contestants, Miss Universe tickets 2021, and more!

Cover photo credits to Miss Universe Organization

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About Miss Universe Pageant

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One of the most awaited events of the year across the world is the Miss Universe pageant where each country sends its own candidate to represent its nation. 

According to Hollywood Reporter, nearly 500 million people worldwide watch the live airing show. That’s a different number from the stadium full of audience members witnessing the events in person. 

Established in 1952, the Miss Universe beauty pageant has come a long way but its character and mission have remained the same: Finding the most beautiful woman in the entire universe.

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global, inclusive organization that celebrates women of all cultures and backgrounds. It aims to empower them to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success.

MUO prioritizes the importance of being involved and giving back through a dedicated international platform of charitable partnerships. With that being said, the Miss Universe 2021 winner is expected to be a role model to affect positive change through volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy.

Miss Universe 2021 Winner: Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu

Miss Universe 2021 Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu

Photos are taken from Miss Universe Organization and Harnaaz Sandhu’s Instagram

Harnaaz Sandhu of India has been crowned Miss Universe 2021, besting 79 other candidates. She is now the third Miss Universe titleholder from India.

In the final round of the competition, host Steve Harvey asked Miss India, Miss South Africa, and Miss Paraguay the same question, “What advice would you give young women who are watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?”

Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu
“I think the biggest pressure the youth today is facing is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique and that what makes you beautiful, stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk more important things that’s happening worldwide. I think this is what you need to understand. Come out and speak for yourself because you are the leader of your life, you are the voice of your own. I believed in myself, and that’s why I’m standing here today.”

In the 69th Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico was hailed as Miss Universe 2020! 

Must-read: Everything to Know About Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza: 10 Surprising Trivia

Miss Universe Schedule

The much-awaited beauty pageant is scheduled to happen on December 12, 2021 (Israel time), at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. 

Venue of the Miss Universe 2021

The Miss Universe 2021 pageant will be held in Eilat, Israel. 

Ticket Prices

Recently, news about the Miss Universe tickets 2021 has been going around social media because, in case you don’t know yet, the tickets don’t come cheap. 

As posted by the MUO on their website, Miss Universe 2021 Tickets are as follow:

  •  VIP ‪₪‬2500.00
  •  “GA” ‪₪‬1750.00
  •  Category 2 ‪₪‬1500.00
  •  GA ‪₪‬1300.00
  •  VUP TRIB ‪₪‬1150.00
  •  Accessible Podium ‪₪‬1750.00

For more details, visit Miss Universe’s ticket page here.

Miss Universe 2021 Contestants

This year, there will be 74 Miss Universe contestants vying for the crown. See below for the full list.

  1. Ina Dajci – Albania
  2. Julieta Garcia – Argentina
  3. Nane Avetisyan – Armenia
  4. Thessaly Zimmerman – Aruba
  5. Miss Australia
  6. Chantel O’brian – Bahamas
  7. Manar Nadeem Deyani – Barbados
  8. Kedist Deltour – Belgium
  9. Nahemi Uequin Antelo – Bolivia
  10. Teresa Santos – Brazil
  11. Xaria Penn – British Virgin Islands
  12. Elena Danova – Bulgaria
  13. Marady Ngin – Cambodia
  14. Michèle-Ange Minkata – Cameroon
  15. Tamara Jemuovic – Canada
  16. Georgina Kerford – Cayman Islands
  17. Antonia Figueroa – Chile
  18. Shiyin Yang – China
  19. Valeria Ayos – Colombia
  20. Valeria Rees – Costa Rica
  21. Ora Ivanišević – Croatia
  22. Shariëngela Cijntje – Curaçao
  23. Karolina Kokesova – Czech Republic
  24. Sara Langtved – Denmark
  25. Debbie Aflalo – Dominican Republic
  26. Susy Sacoto Mendoza – Ecuador
  27. Alejandra Gavidia – El Salvador
  28. Martina Mituy Avomo – Equatorial Guinea
  29. Essi Unkuri – Finland
  30. Clémence Botino – France
  31. Eloisa Jo-Hannah Seifer – Germany
  32. Silvia Naa Morkor Commodore – Ghana
  33. Emma Collingridge – Great Britain
  34. Sofia Arapogianni – Greece
  35. Dania Guevara Morfin – Guatemala
  36. Pascale Belony – Haiti
  37. Miss Honduras
  38. Miss Hungary
  39. Elísa Gróa Steinþórsdóttir – Iceland
  40. Harnaaz Sandhu – India
  41. Katharine Walker – Ireland
  42. Noa Cochva – Israel
  43. Caterina Di Fuccia – Italy
  44. Daena Soares – Jamaica
  45. Juri Watanabe – Japan
  46. Aziza Tokashova – Kazakhstan
  47. Roshanara Ebrahim – Kenya
  48. Jisu Kim – Korea
  49. Shkurtesa Sejdiu – Kosovo
  50. Tonkham Phonchanheuang – Laos
  51. Jade Cini – Malta
  52. Anne Murielle Ravina – Mauritius
  53. Debora Hallal – Mexico
  54. Kawtar Benhalima – Morocco
  55. Chelsi Shikongo – Namibia
  56. Sujita Basnet – Nepal
  57. Julia Sinning – Netherlands
  58. Allison Wassmer – Nicaragua
  59. Maristella Okpala – Nigeria
  60. Nora Nakken – Norway
  61. Brenda Smith – Panama
  62. Nadia Ferreira – Paraguay
  63. Yely Rivera – Peru
  64. Beatrice Luigi Gomez – Philippines
  65. Agata Wdowiak – Poland
  66. Oricia Dos Santos – Portugal
  67. Michelle Marie Colon – Puerto Rico
  68. Olimpia Elena Carmina Cotfas – Romania
  69. Ralina Arabova – Russia
  70. Nandita Banna – Singapore
  71. Veronika Ščepánková – Slovak Republic
  72. Lalela Mswane – South Africa
  73. Sarah Loinaz – Spain
  74. Moa Sandberg – Sweden
  75. Anchilee Scott-Kemmis – Thailand
  76. Cemrenaz Turhan – Turkey
  77. Hanna Nepliakh – Ukraine
  78. Miss United Arab Emirates
  79. Miss USA
  80. Luiseth Materán – Venezuela
  81. Kim Duyen Nguyen Huynh – Vietnam

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Winner

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 winner

Photo taken from @beatriceluigigmz

Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu was hailed the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 winner. She will represent the Philippines in the prestigious beauty pageant.

Frequently Asked Questions About Miss Universe

Q: Who wins Miss Universe 2021?
A: Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu of India was crowned Miss Universe 2021.

Q: When is Miss Universe 2021 pageant date?
A: Miss Universe 2021 date and time is on December 12, 2021 (Israel time) and December 13 (Philippine time). 

Q: Where is the venue of the Miss Universe pageant this year?
A: The 2021 Miss Universe pageant will be held in Eilat, Israel.

Q: Who won the Miss Universe 2020?
A: Andrea Meza of Mexico is the Miss Universe 2020. 

Q: Who is the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 winner?
A: The Miss Universe Philippines 2021 winner is Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu.

Q: Who is Victoria Velasquez Vincent?
A: Victoria Velasquez Vincent is Miss Universe Philippines Charity 2021. She was born and raised in New Zealand, the youngest daughter of an Irish father and a Filipino mother from Bacoor, Cavite.

Q: Who is the Filipino judge in the Miss Universe 2021?
A: Filipina actress Marian Rivera was chosen as one of the judges in the 70th Miss Universe pageant happening on December 12, 2021 in Eilat, Israel.

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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. 

Experience Beatrice’s home for yourself by exploring Cebu’s most beautiful attractions like Bantayan Island, Cebu City, Oslob, and more! And when it comes to your accommodation, no need to look for anything as we’ve done the research for you. ZEN Rooms features quality accommodations at low rates located in prime locations.

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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