Friday, October 1, 2021

Beatrice Gomez explains her MUPh winning reaction

Rabiya Mateo crowns Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez. Screen grab: KTX.PH

A new Miss Universe Philippines was crowned last night, September 30, at the Henann Resort Convention Center in Panglao, Bohol. 

Beatrice Luigi Gomez, a native of Cebu City, bested other 27 candidates.

Many pageant fans have noticed that Beatrice remain calm during the announcement of winner.

Speaking to Dyan Castillejo on Friday, October 1 via Zoom interview, she said that she looked calm but shocked and didn't know how to react.

"I looked calm pero I was just shocked. I didn't know how to react. Parang it's not the usual reaction you get in the crowning moment pero talaga I was happy inside but at the same time I didn't expect it. So I was just shocked," Gomez said to Castillejo.

What was going through her mind during the Top 2 moment with Katrina Dimaranan?

"Honestly I was very satisfied na po when I joined the Top 5 and then all of the girls are going out and then this was just me and Katrina. I was like 'Oh my God! Whatever happened I'm already a winner.' And parang hinihintay ko nalang siya, na sabihin niyo na, sabihin niyo na. Para ma-relieve na ako, parang hindi na ako makahinga. And then when they said it, parang totoo ba? Is it real?".

During the interview she revealed that she didn't expect to win.

"I was aiming for the crown of course, but I saw all the other girls and I was very much inspired by all of them when I saw their performances. Alam ko ang gagaling namin lahat. And I didn't know who would stand out. I didn't expect it was me. I delivered my best so I know na whatever happened I'm satisfied with everything, with the result whatever," she said.

Beatrice got the lion share of special awards including the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown.

"I didn't expect anything. During our shoot hindi naman ako 'yung candidate na laging pinu-pull out to shoots for the endorsement of brands. And it was very unexpected lang."

Asked on what made her win, she said, "What made me win is my genuinity and the way I answered all of the questions and my performances. I made it as natural and as genuine it can be. I think that's what was highlighted last night, just be myself enjoying the stage. I think that's what made me stand out."

The openly gay beauty queen will represent the country in the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Israel in December.

She has two months left to prepare for the international competition. She said that she is excited and looking forward for the trainings that Miss Universe Philippines Organization laid for her.

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