MANILA, Philippines – Rachel Peters may have not won the Miss Universe title, but Filipino celebrities and politicians congratulated her for being part of the competition’s top 10 finalists.
On social media, stars such as Vice Ganda, Solenn Heussaff, Anne Curtis, and Tim Yap commended her for raising the country’s flag.
“Madlang People lets all give Rachel Peters a big round of applause,” Vice tweeted.
Madlang People lets all give Rachel Peters a big round of applause!— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) November 27, 2017
Anne Curtis said: “Making it to the top 10 is such a feat! You were gorgeous.”
Congrats to @rachelpetersx for representing us! Congrats also to Miss South Africa! And to all the beautiful and confident women. You girls make us proud 🙂— Solenn Heussaff (@solennheussaff) November 27, 2017
Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj and singer Saab Magalona admitted they were puzzled why Rachel did not move on to the Top 5.
TV host and Volleyball player Gretchen Ho said she thought Rachel had everything going for her.
Actress and former Miss World 1993 2nd princess Ruffa Gutierrez congratulated Rachel for doing her best.
Congratulations RACHEL PETERS! You did amazing in representing our country!!! Palakpakan!!!! now who’s your bet???? Tweet me. #MissUniverse— Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) November 27, 2017
Senator Grace Poe and Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco tweeted messages for Rachel.
“You were a portrait of beauty and perseverance on stage, and gave the pageant your best.
With or without the crown, you already have won the hearts of the Filipinos!” Grace said.
Karen, who is in the same beauty queen camp with Rachel, wrote: “Rachel Peters already won our hearts! Mabuhay ka Rachel! Still our Miss Universe. Thank you for representing our country with beauty and a heart. We love you!”
Jodi Sta Maria and Rachelle Ann Go also gave their congratulatory messages for the Filipino-British beauty queen.
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