On Thursday night, September 30, 2021, Cebu City's Beatrice Luigi Gomez won the Miss Universe Philippines crown that previous winner Rabiya Mateo relinquished.
Aside from the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 title, the 26-year-old Cebuana beauty queen also took home a huge prize package.
Above all, she gets to wear the "Filipina crown" designed by the Villarica family, owners of one of the biggest pawnshop chains in the country.
With an estimated value of PHP5 million, the crown is considered the most expensive Miss Universe Philippines crown ever made.
Big ticket endorsement deals with the following brands are also in the offing:
- Brnad new MG Crossover SUV ZS
- PLDT Home
- Unlimited Round Trip to any AirAsia destination for two for one year
During the reign of Rabiya, she stayed at a posh apartment and was provided with her own driver, personal assistant, and personal stylist—all courtesy of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization.
Beatrice most likely will have those, too.
The grand coronation of Miss Universe Philippines 2021 was held at the Henann Resort Convention Center in Panglao, Bohol.
Beatrice will be competing at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant happening this December 2021 in Israel.