Cebu’s pageant representatives have been making waves in the past years. But in 2021, it was a different story as four of its beauty queens have placed in the country’s top national pageants.
At the Miss Universe Philippines press conference last October 16, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez and 2nd runner-up Steffi Aberasturi were asked by the press on their thoughts about Cebu’s winning streak.
” I really believe that it is our passion to represent our city. And it’s not payback for us, it’s just us doing our best in representing our city,” Bea said. “And in everything that we do, Cebuanos are very passionate and we always give it our all, and maybe this time, all of us we did our best and everyone noticed it.”
“And we’re very grateful that everyone recognizes us Cebuanas as one of the best performers in pageantry in our country.”
Steffi on the other hand said: “Well I really don’t believe in destiny but we Cebuanas are really passionate about the things that we are doing. We really performed our best to compete internationally.”
“It’s amazing how we Cebuanas are putting our names on the map not just here in the Philippines but in international competition.”
Aside from Bea and Steffi, Tracy Maureen Perez and Shaila Rebortera have won titles at the recent Miss World Philippines. Tracy, who won Miss World Philippines will compete in Puerto Rico in December. Shaila meanwhile nabbed the Miss Multinational Philippines title and will compete next year.
On August 8, a Cebuano, Joel Rey Carcasona was crowned as Mr. Gay World Philippines.
Bea is the latest Cebuana to bag the Miss Universe Philippines title. In 2019, Gazini Ganados was crowned as Bb Pilipinas Universe and placed in the top 20.
Bea is currently training for the Miss Universe finals to be held in Eilat, Israel in December.