AN OPENLY gay contestant in the recent Miss Universe-Philippines 2021 bagged the title.
Bea Luigi Gomez from Cebu City is our reigning Miss Universe-Philippines.
Bea will be representing the country in the 70th Miss Universe which will be held in Eliat, Israel in December 2021.
Bea is not the only beauty pageant winner who is gay. The are other former beauty queens who revealed their real selves to a chosen few, but never in public.
Bea, 26, is a model/Philippine Navy reservist who won the highly coveted title at the pageant's grand coronation night held at Hennan Resort Convention Center in Panglao, Bohol.
Beatrice looked stunning in her royal blue asymmetrical evening gown with matching earrings and nude platform heels. Her gown was designed by renowned Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Furne One Amato of Amato Couture. And it won the Best in Evening Gown award.
Furne One revealed the inspiration behind the designer's crystal-embellished masterpiece. He said it represents a "Modern Filipina." The gown is also Furne One's tribute to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, whose signature color on the pageant stage is blue.
When Pia won the Miss Universe 2015 title, she wore a blue evening gown designed by Albert Andrada. When the pageant's 65th edition of Miss Universe was held in the country, she also picked a blue Michael Cinco gown during her final walk.
Back to Bea, the red gown she wore during the preliminary competition was also designed by Furne One. And the Philippine bet will likely be wearing the designer's creations again.
It can be recalled that Furne designed the two gowns—"Sarimanok" and canary yellow—worn by Rabiya Mateo at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant in the U.S.
Furne One's clientele includes Hollywood A-Listers Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, and Ariana Grande, as well as local stars Maymay Entrata, Maja Salvador, Nadine Lustre, and Vice Ganda.
After being the weatherman of 16 years at ABS-CBN's primetime newscast TV Patrol, Kim Atienza bids goodbye.
Kim posted on his social media account a photo of him together with Kabayan Noli de Castro and Gretchen Fullido.
Kim is reportedly transferring to GMA-7 next week. There is no formal announcement yet regarding Kuya Kim's transfer. Speculations came out that the weatherman/host was seen at the GMA-7 compound.
Some people say that Kuya Kim is now starting to tape his newest show. We've also heard that Kuya Kim will be part of GMA-7's primetime newscast 24-Oras.