With the wrap up of the 2021 Miss Universe Competition, a big congratulations are in order to India’s Harnaaz Sandhu who was crowned the titled. The 70th Miss Universe pageant hosted again by Steve Harvey and was held at Universe Dome in Eilat, South District Israel.
Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Gomez was so close and made the Top 5 of the competition, which included the Q&A round. During the Q&A portion of the competition, an all-female selection committee, which included Filipina actress Marian Rivera were tasked to ask the contestants questions.
Gomez was given a question by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere regarding mandating a universal vaccine passport. Miss Philippines answered with grace and thoughtfulness as she would support a vaccine passport if it could help getting everyone vaccinated.
She did great throughout the competition which including in the National Costume segment. Beatrice wore a Bakunawa dragon costume, which in Philippine mythology is a serpent-like dragon believed to cause eclipses. It's found in Philippine literature, art, pop culture, and games. However, she interprets the mythological creature its final form: The Golden Lunar Dragon.
This final transformation is a metaphor for Beatrice's growth and personal evolution. This is a metaphor for Bea’s growth and personal evolution. Decorated in gold, the costume was made by Axel Que and the handcrafted headdress and accessories designed by Manny Halasan.
She represented the Philippines and herself in a positive light showing the world how friendly and loving the Filipino people are. Miss Beatrice may not have won the crown, but she still won the hearts of many.
Cover Photo Credit: Miss Universe Philippines Facebook