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MANILA, Philippines – Beatrice Luigi Gomez looked back on her journey as Miss Universe Philippines 2021 a year after she won the crown.
“I can’t believe that it has only been a year since that joyous moment,” Beatrice said in an Instagram post on Friday, September 30, alongside a photo of her and the pageant’s top five queens.
“In my head around this same time last year was Murphy’s Law, which states that if anything could go wrong, it will. I can never mess up anything that’s meant for me and that’s when I finally freed myself from worries and just enjoyed the whole experience.”
The beauty queen from Cebu shared that joining the Miss Universe Philippines pageant was just supposed to be a part of her bucket list, but it ended up being the “biggest plot twist” of her life. “I would do it all over again with my sisters and friends at [Miss Universe Philippines 2021] if I could,” she said.
Beatrice added that aside from the international pageant in Israel, being named Miss Universe Philippines was “definitely the biggest highlight of [her] 2021.” “I will forever cherish this memory and the people who were a part of this chapter in my life,” she concluded.
Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Tourism Katrina Dimaranan echoed Beatrice’s sentiment, writing in the comment: “Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a year. Time flies.” Maureen Wroblewitz, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 1st runner-up, said that she misses and loves her fellow queens.
Alongside Beatrice, Katrina, and Maureen, Victoria Velasquez Vincent and Steffi Rose Aberasturi are also part of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 top five.
Beatrice represented the Philippines in the international pageant in December 2021, where she finished as part of the top five, with India’s Harnaaz Sandhu winning the crown. – Rappler.com