CEBU City's Beatrice Luigi Gomez was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 on Thursday, September 30, at the Henann Resort Convention Center in Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol.
Gomez, 26, succeeded Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo City.
The Cebuana beauty will represent the Philippines in the prestigious 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel in December 2021, where Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor.
Katrina Dimaranan of Taguig was hailed Miss Universe Tourism and Victoria Velasquez Vincent of Cavite was Miss Universe Charity.
Maureen Christa Wroblewitz of Pangasinan was the first runner-up of the competition and Steffi Rose Aberasturi of Cebu Province was the second runner-up.
During the question and answer portion, when asked how she would be able to continue inspiring others if during her reign in Miss Universe things happened in her life that make her sad and uninspired, Gomez said she will rise above all of it and will not give up.