Cebu City's Beatrice Luigi Gomez crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021

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Newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Cebu City) (Source: Miss Universe Philippines/Facebook)
Newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Cebu City) (Source: Miss Universe Philippines/Facebook)

Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Cebu City), a member of the LGBTQ community who wowed the judges in the preliminaries when she talked about her passion for sports, was crowned this year's Miss Universe Philippines. She also won Best in Evening Gown, Best in Swimsuit, Miss Cream Silk and Miss Luxxe Immunplus Game Changer.

The other winners are:

  • Miss Universe Philippines-Tourism - Katrina Dimaranan, Taguig

  • Miss Universe Philippines-Charity - Victoria Velasquez Vincent, Cavite

  • 1st Runner up - Maureen Christa Wroblewitz, Pangasinan

  • 2nd Runner up - Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Cebu Province

If you've missed the show, here is a quick recap for you.

After whittling down the competition from 100 hopefuls, it was down to the wire for the 28 ladies still vying for the prestigious Miss Universe-Philippines crown.

The pandemic upped the ante for the candidates who had to compete in virtual challenges over the span of three months, with all their hard work leading up to the grand coronation night on September 30 (Thursday).

The live pageant was held in Bohol, where the candidates and the pageant team were locked in for over a week. The reigning Miss Universe Philippines winner, Rabiya Mateo crowned her successor, Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Cebu City) who will compete in the Miss Universe 2021 pageant in Israel come December.

KC Montero returned as the host, while Michael Pangilinan serenanded the finalists in the last evening gown competition. Sam Concepcion sang another Miss Universe Philippines original song as the finalists flaunted their curves in swimsuits.

The jurors included Sam Verzosa, CEO and Co-Founder of FRONTROW Philippines, Dr. Vicki Belo, Founder and Medical Director of The Belo Medical Group and Sheila Romero, Vice Chairman of Air Asia Philippines.

Here's some insider footage from the MUPh bubble minutes before the coronation night.

Take a glimpse at the girls who wowed the audience with their opening production number.

Here's a rundown of the special award winners.

  • Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Cebu City) won Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown. She is also Miss Cream Silk and Miss Luxxe Immunplus Game Changer.

  • Maria Corazon Abalos (Mandaluyong) won Best in National Costume.

  • Kirsten Danielle "Kisses" Delavin (Masbate) is Miss Universe Philippines Lazada. She is also Miss RFOX Philippines and Miss Luxxe White Face of the Universe. 

  • Maureen Wrobblewitz (Pangasinan) is Miss Henann. She is also Miss Air Asia Philippines.

  • Leren Mae Bautista (Laguna) is Miss Organic Barley. She is also Miss Bragais 2021.

  • Katrina Dimaranan (Taguig) is awarded Face of Belo SunExpert. She is also Miss Save Point Plus.

  •  Steffi Rose Aberasturi (Cebu Province) is Miss Luxxe White Reveal Instabright Stunner. 

  • Princess Kristha Singh (Pasig) is Miss Copper Mask.

  • Janela Joy Cuaton (Albay) is Miss K-Pads.

The Top 16 advanced to the next round.

  • Kristen Danielle Delavin, Masbate

  • Maureen Christa Wroblewitz, Pangasinan

  • Christelle Abello, Aklan

  • Chella Grace Falconer, Misamis Oriental

  • Maria Corazon Abalos, Mandaluyong

  • Katrina Dimaranan, Taguig

  • Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Cebu Province

  • Leren Mae M. Bautista, Laguna

  • Maria Ingrid Teresita P. Santamaria, Parañaque

  • Jane Nicole M. Miñano, Romblon

  • Rousanne Marie Bernos, San Juan City

  • Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Cebu City

  • Izabella Jasmine A. Umali, Manila

  • Janela Joy Cuaton, Albay

  • Victoria Velasquez Vincent, Cavite

  • Mirjan S. Hipolito, Angeles City

MUPh looked back on Ms. Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo's journey.

Here are some shots of the Top 16 candidates in their fiery red swimsuits.

Here they are again, slaying in their stunning evening gowns!

The competition got even fiercer as the Top 10 candidates were revealed. 

  • Kirsten Danielle Delavin, Masbate

  • Maureen Christa Wroblewitz, Pangasinan

  • Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Cebu City

  • Maria Corazon Abalos, Mandaluyong

  • Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Cebu Province

  • Leren Mae M. Bautista, Laguna

  • Victoria Velasquez Vincent, Cavite

  • Janela Joy Cuaton, Albay

  • Katrina Dimaranan, Taguig

  • Maria Ingrid Teresita P. Santamaria, Parañaque

MUPh grabbed the opportunity to thank their hosts, the Municipality of Panglao and the Province of Bohol. Here's a sneak peek of what their local tourism industry has to offer!

The competition was down to the Top 5 and the heat was on with the question and answer segment.

  • Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Cebu Province

  • Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Cebu City

  • Katrina Dimaranan, Taguig

  • Victoria Velasquez Vincent, Cavite

  • Maureen Christa Wroblewitz, Pangasinan

Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City emerged victorious!

Newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Cebu City) (Source: Miss Universe Philippines/Facebook)
Newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez (Cebu City) (Source: Miss Universe Philippines/Facebook)

Ana Catalina Paje is a development journalist passionate about grassroots communication geared towards genuine social change. She also writes about showbiz, lifestyle, and all things Pinoy pride. The views expressed are her own.

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