Cebuana beauty queen Beatrice Luigi Gomez made Filipinos proud with her Top 5 finish at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant.
Beatrice competed alongside 79 other candidates from all over the world at the 70th edition of the Miss Universe pageant.
India's Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was hailed the winner at the end of the pageant which was held on Sunday night, December 12, 2021 (December 13 morning in the Philippines) at the Universe Arena in Port of Eilat, Israel.
Bea looked stunning in creations by Filipino fashion designer Francis Libiran: a red gown for the preliminaries and a gold gown for the finals night.
But the 26-year-old model and army reservist actually had several other gown options for the pageant.
Pageant page @forthephilippines shared videos of Bea's other gown options on Instagram today, December 14, 2021.
The first one was a crystallized tangerine-colored midriff-baring gown.
Bea also had an asymmetrical royal blue gown, reminiscent of her winning gown by Furne One at the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant last September.
She also had the option of wearing a silver gown that had cutouts and crystal embellishments.
He recalled, "It was a bit of a pressure and... right after Jonas messaged me, I started working on it right away. That's why I was able to produce, I think, 25 sketches for Jonas.
"So when we had a meeting, I presented it in a huge board and I said, 'Jonas, pumili ka na.'"
Asked about his inspiration for the Miss Universe 2021 evening gowns, Francis simply said it's Bea herself.
"You know, dressing up Bea is such a privilege... and I really enjoyed it because I studied how Bea's personality is.
"And my inspiration is more of the person and... I did not get any theme from nature or what but it's more about the person. So Bea is my inspiration in designing all these gowns."