Miss Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez enters Miss Universe 2021 Top 16

MANILA, Philippines – Beatrice Luigi Gomez moves closer to the much-awaited fifth crown for the Philippines as the country's bet was chosen to advance to the Top 16 of Miss Universe 2021 with grand coronation night happening on Sunday, December 12, 2021 (Monday, December 13 Philippine time) at the Universe Dome, Port of Eilat in Eilat, South District, Israel.

Miss Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez advances to the swimsuit competition
Miss Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez advances to the swimsuit competition. Photo Credit: Miss Universe

Gomez was chosen to advance in the competition based on preliminary round, which featured contestants competing in swimsuit and evening gown, and closed-door interviews.

Vietnam's Nguyễn Huỳnh Kim Duyên was chosen to advance in the competition as winner of the online votes cast by fans worldwide.

The Top 16 will do a small interview with Steve Harvey and will compete in swimsuit round. Only ten of them will advance to the long gown competition.


Miss Universe 2021 Top 16, in order they were called:

First Group
  • France - Clémence Botino
  • Colombia -Valeria Ayos
  • Singapore - Nandita Banna
  • Panama - Brenda Smith
  • Puerto Rico - Michelle Colón

Second Group
  • The Bahamas - Chantel O'Brian
  • Japan - Juri Watanabe
  • Great Britain - Emma Collingridge
  • United States of America - Elle Smith
  • India - Harnaaz Sandhu

Third Group
  • Vietnam - Nguyễn Huỳnh Kim Duyên (fan vote winner)
  • Aruba - Thessaly Zimmerman
  • Paraguay - Nadia Ferreira
  • Philippines - Beatrice Gomez
  • Venezuela - Luiseth Materán
  • South Africa - Lalela Mswane 

After the long gown, the number will be trimmed down to final 5, which includes the question and answer (Q&A) portion.

During the preliminary competition, Bea captivated Pinoy pageant fans. She strutted down the catwalk as she showed off her "Silent Killer Walk." Her fiery red, asymmetrical gown with cutouts by Francis Libiran for the evening gown competition was a picture of sophistication.

The Philippines so far has 4 Miss Universe titlists: Catriona Gray in 2018, Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, Margie Moran in 1973, and Gloria Diaz in 1969.

Stay tuned as the 70th Miss Universe Competition is currently ongoing.

— The Summit Express

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