88 comments on “How Rachel Peters conquered the Miss Universe Philippines 2017 crown

  1. My girl Rachel, again congratulations enjoy mo lang every​ moment. I’m so Happy for you my queen. Sarap matulog knowing panalo ang bet mo. 😁

  2. Rachel has the goods worthy of a Miss Universe crown. Pero aminin na natin hindi talaga sya ganon kaganda. Though hindi rin naman sya pangit ngunit sa palagay ko ang sumira o nagpapangit sa mukha nya ay ang kanyang dental VENEERS. Naaccentuate ng malalaking veneers ang shape ng kanyang mukha kaya nagmumukha syang babalina. Nananawagan po ako sa KF, pakifix po ang VENEERS ni Rachel. Bawasan nyo naman ng kunti. Kahit kelan, hindi nakakatulong sa kahit sinong kandidata ninyo ang mga palakol veneers ninyo. Joanna Eden and MJ Lastimosa are two classic examples. Ngipin ang unang nakikita at tumatak sa mga utak namin sa halip na magagandang mukha nila. Very distracting po sa totoo lang. Ang titigas po kasi ng ulo ng KF camp, pinagpipilitan ninyo ang mga higanteng veneers kahit marami ang pumupuna dito. May diprensya ba mga mata ninyo kaya hindi nyo nakikita ang nakikita namin? We are tired of these giant veneers. Please lang.

    • Wala na remedyo dun… hindi naman maibabalik yung na lasercut na gums ni Rachel…

      Business yun girl… Why would they kill their enterprise?

      Look at Christa Borja’s Veneers.. so sad..

  3. Antagal na walang DETHRONEMENT mga baklah!!!!!!
    I smell two this year……. Sana meron kasi i miss the DRAMA….
    Isa lang masasabi ko how Peters won the top place in the podium, este araneta koloseyum pala. Dahil yan sa Q&A. Anlaki na ng porsyento ng q&a dahil kay Maxine Medina (este dahil sa bashers na mga Pinoy Fans na akala mo di maka intindi ng TAGALOG magreklamo ng grammar) ay mahihirapan na ang mga JanicelLubina/MutyaDatul/MaxineMedina/JaninaSanMiguel prototypes na mahina sa Inglesan. Look at how our Top 5 placements composed of. Lahat sila Englesera at para akong nanood ng Call Center Job Fair na akala ko May 1 pa gaganapin. Si Nelda Ibe lang ang may korona na nag English in Pinoy Accent. Lesson this year, wag na kayo sa A&Q at KF mag training, don kayo sa TESDA para sa english proficiency at pili kayo ng aussie accent para sosyal pakinggan….

      • Thanks baklah!!!!!
        ano ba unlikeable sa na comment ko???
        At dahil jan bigyan moko ng crown. Binibining Ultranational 2017

      • Huwag mo ng pansinin ang likes and unlikes dahil kabobohan yan.
        Sino sila para diktahan ka sa sasabihin mo bwihihihi 😃
        Bagay sa yo ang crown na to, Binibining Baklah 2017😉😊 Charerete lng.

      • bakla bigyan kita ng Ebak……..PAREHO KAYO NI VENUS NA HINDI PA KAINOM NG GAMOT….

  4. Ngawa na naman mga shupitbahay dahil napost si Rachel sa page ng Miss Universe tapos yung iba tagal na natapos ng pageant wala pa ring feature. Hahaha. Take note, yung isang pic na ginamit ng Miss Universe page ay yung swimsuit pic ni Rachel during Miss World PH 2014. Parang nananadya. Lol.

    • nakita ko nga din un e. parang akward lang. haha sana kumuha na lang ng photos from the BBP Activities. hahaha

  5. I always rooted for her. ang ganda ng katawan nya and maapeal talaga si Rachel. She is ready to compete anytime. Nagdalawang isip lang ako noon after i reviewed her MWP performance. Ang galing nya sa pageant na yun pero pumalpak sa Q and A. Ang nagustohan ko kay Rachel is aminado sya na she did a poor performance sa Q and A ng MWP. I think dinibdib nya yun at pinagtuunan ng oras para maimprove ang comms skills nya. I am not surprised that she won the MUP crown. I think she worked hard to improve herself. She can compete for Miss U bukas, agad agad. she is ready. the next months of waiting will serve her well to better prepare for the competition.

  6. Off topic, but the BPCI organizers should address the audience to refrain from using horns or any other type of distraction ploy as a judge is conveying the very important Q&A to a candidate.

    My heart goes out to Sirene Sutton. How horrible she must feel.

    • she said naman hindi niya naintindihan. (na gets) kasi kinabahan siya. hindi dahil di niya narinig. hehe

    • I agree…

      Actually nag confiscate na nga ng mga trumpets ang mga guards sa mga fans ni Dindi, Elima and Sirene sa lagay na yan..

  7. Rachel was the clear runaway winner. I highly doubt that it was even neck-and-neck with Mariel. Rachel edged her out in almost all aspects, yes, even the gown performance in my opinion.

    So to imply that Rachel was only bestowed with Universe partially due to age was unfair. Chanel and Elizabeth are also 26, perhaps they may have triple-tied with Mariel, but due to age, Mariel is the only one qualified with International. That’s a plausible theory too.

    • Actually, there was a feature on CNN news that included an interview with one of the judges. She revealed that they had a difficult time during the deliberation, particulary with the top two.

      Go figure.

    • I agree . I thought Peters should have won the EG as well. But I’m glad she didnt knowing it’s a jinx to win all the impt awards at the local level —Gionna Valerie etc hihihi

  8. Frankly, I’m not worried about Rachel Peters. With minimal make, she actually looks quite fresh and lovely. Maybe pataba ng konti gaya ng ginawa ni Shamcey, para hindi sunken and cheeks (parehas sina Rachel and Nicole C ng problem facially), at maybe keep chewing on gum para fuller ang jaw muscles.

    I’m more worried about KF. I usually don’t side with any of the camps, but I must say, baduy and dated talaga ang styling (hair, clothes, makeup) pati na rin sa pagrampa, parang iisa lang ang tinuturo nila sa lahat ng alaga nila. To KF, the 1990s era is calling, and it wants its styles back!

    The only thing we can look forward to: potentially a Philippine MU rep wearing a Mommy Leo Almodal evening gown, i.e., kung papayag si SMA. Although lately, nagiging repetitive na rin ang style ng dresses ni Mommy Leo.

    • true. mas fresh siya ngayon compared sa MWPH stint niya. grabe ang payat ngfez niya non. i think magpalaman siya ng onti.. then toning.. besides i’m okay with her physique. sana lang mas mag mukha siyang healthy tignan i mean hindi ung payat na payat.

      Also, can they do something about her veneers? I mean she’s fine.. but nahahabaan ako. instead na sa smile niya ako nakatingin.. sa ipin.. gets nio naman siguro no? lol

      i doubt na she’ll wear an almodal. usually di ba, kung sino gumawa ng natcos/eg niya sa nationals.. yun na rin ang gagawa ng damit niya for her international pageant. Like Pia wore Andrada sa natcos ng bbp, tuloy na hanggang miss universe. same as kylie, maxine, Nicole, jenn, joanna.. except kay Nichole. anyare ba sa gown niya nung miss globe lol

      soo it’ll be Val Taguba for Miss universe? masyado pang maaga para problemahin. lol but I hope Rachel can wear a natcos like Kimberly’s.. ang sexy niya kasi sayang kung matatabunan ng tela. lol

    • You and I both. IMO KF has the edge over AQ when it comes to fielding facially attractive reps pero kinakabahan din ako sa sa training process nila kasi very one note at dated na nga rin for me. Iisa lang ang timpla kahit iba-iba ang reps at iba-iba ang contest na sasalihan nila. At saka medyo kulang sa tulak when it comes to conditioning their candidates’ mentality – bukod kay Imelda sobrang disappointed din ako sa performance ni Joanna Eden sa Supra last year. Sobrang ganda niya kaso ang tamlay nya buong competition at parang gusto nalang mairaos yung pageant. Although it can be argued na nasa tao na yun pero yun nga, sana paghusayan pa nila sa area na yun. Gusto ko na maging kasing determinado at ka-focused sila katulad nila Megan, Kylie at Pia.

      That being said, I’ll still be with KF and Rachel on this. Malakas ang laban natin imo.

  9. Juice ku po naglalabasan na ang mga bashers ni Peters kakatapos lang ng coronation. Sana maging masaya na la tayo at makuntento sa kinalabasan ng resulta.
    Si Peters ang nasa prediction kong manalo although ang gusto ko ay si Elima.. Masaya na rin ako sa result.
    Congrats Rachel Peters, you deserve that MUP crown.

  10. Rachel Peters was out of my radar prior to the pageant ( I was expecting Mariel, Sirene, Katarina & Charmaine to be the top contenders for MUP). However, last Sunday, she caught me by surprise and made me change my mind. She performed like a winner- fearless, confident but not cocky, projected a positive body posture & exuded a lady-like charm. And her response to the question was sharp, spontaneous, genuine & sounds unrehearsed. She’s got a good head between her shoulders. ( I wish Sirene has her abilities)

    What I like about her is that she is a unconventional beauty ,a mix of feminine & masculine. This is what is impressive in our Philippine delegates. They have their individuality & represents a variation of beauty. From the Indian-like Venus to the Caucasian Pia to the Oriental Maxine, I think of one word- DIVERSITY.

    We, as pageant fans, should give her the chance to represent us in the best way she can, within the scope of her capabilities. And we should give her the time, to prepare, to work hard and to transform into the best version of herself, so she can make us proud and surprise us again in the international stage, the way she did last Sunday.

  11. Alam ko parang victory ito ni Digong na una pa safe pa ang iba pero biglang mag iingay at may gagawa ng isyu for peters. Kung baga hindi pa nag sink in sa mga taga support ng a&q na hindi nila nakuha ang Universe. Very clear mga comment nila na praise here praise there sa performance and sa talino tapos biglang kambyo sa face ang comment alams na. Ipilit talaga ang unano na si elima at ang mga butanding mga inday? As for Peters may 5th Universe Crown na tayo and in 2018 mag back to back tayo.

      • See the trend and ang nag viral parang may switching na mangyayari sa title? Huh… Galawang jomas na ba ito?

    • Ang layo naman ni Rachel kay Duterte at ng BBP sa eleksyon. Popularity contest ang parallel ng eleksyon ni Duterte. Paramihan ng bote, dyaryo, garapa.

  12. By now we all know that there’s Pia Wurtzbach Blue and there’s Maxine Medina Green. But to wear this fringed “bolero” – ENOUGH NA!

  13. Hated Rhett’s gown nyeta! Parang chinop chop yung ibang gawa nya at gawin yung hybrid gown ni Maxine. Happy for Rachel. Hindi sya yung manok ko pero ang galing nya. Medyo dated styling nya pero at least makeup and hair mas madaling remedyuhan kesa comm skills or body or pasarela. Yun nalang naman aaysuin sa kanya so may time pa.

    My heart bleeds for Liezel and Angelique pero durog na durog ako kay Dindi 😦

    • RHet turned off commenting options sa ig niya, sa mga pictures nung gown na suot ni max. Baka pinutakte siya ng bashers.

      Ang ganda na po sana sir rhet ng line up ng gown mo kay max, yung last two, anyare po??

    • Maxine shouldve just worn the nude and white gown. yungm ay parang feathers (yun ba tawag dun) sa may wrist. yung suot niya sa fashion show ni Rhett. and ang daming fringe gown ni Rhett, bakit yun pa naisipan ipasuot sakanya.

      But again, that’s her personality. yun yung gusto niya, unique.. so hayaan an lang natin. lol

      • Ok lang na unique… problem is the execution… ayaw ko na masyado magcomment at baka magdrama nanaman sya out of town kasi feeling attacked.

      • c2f di ko rin feel. may ibang fringe dresses si Rhett and may isang okay yung nude with white beads. yung longsleeves na may furr (ba yon? lol) sa dulo sa may wrist. sana yun na lang. buti na lang hindi ito sa MU pinasuot! hahaha

  14. Rachel answered her question by “not” paraphrasing the judge’s words to begin her reply which, accordingly, is a standard technique used in the pageant world.

    JUDGE: “..Earlier this week….What would have been your message to the (ASEAN) leaders?”

    RACHEL: “I believe that one of the biggest problem our country faces today is divisiveness..”

    (standard): “My message to the leaders at the summit this week would be…blah blah blah..”

    Ladies and gentlemen that in and of itself was very impressive and refreshing. I raised my eyebrows in delight. That pretty much sealed it I have to say. This girl has the communications skills, that is for damn sure.

    • To add… The only thing missing is to omit the “I believe” part. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad… It just sounds like so pageant patty answer which diminishes the sincerity of her answer. My two cents.

    • I was also very impressed by her answer. Mahirap yung tanong sa kanya, actually. She probably had the most difficult question that night. Nag-iisip pa ako (and I usually have answers right off the bat), pero siya may sagot na. Haha.

      • Huh? It was an easy question that one could have anticipated. Ang mahirap na question yung kay Sirene. At least with the way that question was phrased, mahirap sagutin. Do you think parents should demand support from their children? Ang labo.

  15. if only she had a better face. Unfortunately makeup can only do so much. Her bone structure is not very good. Her face looks too long. She is pretty but that face will not stand out at MU. Of course communication skills seal the deal to win MU but it’s the face that gets you to the top 15.
    Case in point Maxine- substandard communication but gorgeous face. She got top 10 but failed in QA
    Case no. 2 -Chalita Suansanne- almost non existent communication skills but got to 4!
    Case no. 3- Miriam Habach – Good communication, bubbly personality, banging body, sub par face= ligwak sa top 15
    Sorry to say I feel Rachel will not do well at MU. Especially if MU is held in a Latin American country. The odds are against her and they are looking forward to sending a message to the Philippine that our dominance is over.

    • Janine’s face wasn’t very “pretty” either to a lot of people. My main problem with her is how her face looks flat. Like no cheeks to show for. Look at Maxine’s face and the contour.

      • Janine’s face had dimension like Maxine’s. You are right Rachel’s face especially in profile is flat.

    • how is Maxine any prettier than Peters? you must be from another planet. hihihi

      • Fabian we know that of everyone here you are from another planet because to you dindi is the absolute prettiest. LOLOLOL please ! We know you are not a good judge of beauty

      • Maxine is one of the prettiest faces in Bb winners’ history lang naman, Fabbie:-)

    • chalita got to 4? what show did u watch, venus?
      and u r complaining , she is not like any typical Filipino. it’s a beauty contest. if u send any typical Filipino, u will never see a semi-finalist at MU again. the height alone….

      • Girl based on the actual score chalita was 4th at MU. My gosh you are so clueless . Paki google

      • I agree with your last 2 sentences Fabian. My colleagues are asking where to find Filipinas like our beauty pageant bets because they say most of the Pinays they know are stout. I said they could find them in beauty pageants. Lol

    • @Venus…

      My heart of heart choice was Charmaine Elima and my miraculous hopeful was Jamaica Ambal. I always felt a little more bias towards the Filipina beauty that embellishes “darker Island features” such as Miriam Q, Venus, Janine and Parul. However, it is what it is.

      Let’s hope that KF transforms Rachel into a strong contender at this year’s MU pageant in the same fashion Aces sculpted Janine in what should have been our MU 2012 given her final answer alone.

      What Rachel does have going for her is that this is the post-Trump era at MU and approximately at least 8 months to develop and transform.

      I respect your valid concerns, for Charmaine’s facial features are superior, but only time will tell.

      • I wsh Norman would write about how much the cost is of running for a title. I’m curious as how a girl like Charmaine can support support herself as runner up if BBPCI does not allow them to do side contracts? I mean how much more can a girl sacrifice?! As I said it’s unfortunate that colonial mentality still rules when it comes to ideals of beauty in the Philippines.

      • Good point Venus.

        I am assuming that her activities with BPCI be sufficd enough to assist her with her livelihood throughout the year… does it not?

        If not, why have runners-up at all?

    • Gabriela Isler wasn’t facially pretty either, but she got the crown. Nasa total package yan.

  16. No doubt that Rachel is uber smart and a good speaker, but so was Theresa Licaros who got overlooked at Miss U. She needs to project more edginess and va-va-voom to counter her smart-but-safe aura. Parang may kulang that I can’t describe.

    • if only she had a better face. Unfortunately makeup can only do so much. Her bone structure is not very good. Her face looks too long. She is pretty but that face will not stand out at MU. Of course communication skills seal the deal to win MU but it’s the face that gets you to the top 15.
      Case in point Maxine- substandard communication but gorgeous face. She got top 10 but failed in QA
      Case no. 2 -Chalita Suansanne- almost non existent communication skills but got to 4!
      Case no. 3- Miriam Habach – Good communication, bubbly personality, banging body, sub par face= ligwak sa top 15
      Sorry to say I feel Rachel will not do well at MU. Especially if MU is held in a Latin American country. The odds are against her and they are looking forward to sending a message to the Philippine that our dominance is over.

      • stop over-analyzing her face.
        peters will be in the top 10 .. at least.

    • Bat mo naman icompare si Rachel kay Licaros?! Rachel has a banging body, overwhelming stage presence, good pasarela, and self-confidence. Licaros had none of that. She appeared timid when she was onstage in MU. The girl couln’t even walk.

    • I am supposed to post this.

      Just like Nick, I though that Elizabeth Clenci’s gown was a show-stopper. It was perfectly tailor-made and super elegant!

      Tama ‘yung mga nam-bash ng gown ni Maxine dito. Even Nick simply critiqued it. My gosh, Rhett!!! I suggest reinvent your fashion ideas. Nawawalan ka na ng credibility!!! Kaloka.

  17. To be honest I was kinda expecting more personal analysis from Norms in this write up. Like his personal opinion and analysis of her performance rather than just post videos of her performance for us to decipher.

    Well I didn’t get what I want but when I saw her performance video, I can definitely tell she was confident that night. She looked effortless, she had the spark in her eyes from opening til the coronation. She moved with ease during SS and she looked like she was having fun during the evening gown. She looked composed despite pausing for 2 seconds during the Q&A as she digested and collected her thoughts before she spoke. Think before you speak ika nga. With that said, there was no denying that the crown was deservingly hers regardless. She reminded me of Pia’s when she competed in 2015. In short, talagang KINAVOGUE nya ang lahat. She was the fairest of them all.

    • I bef to disagree Pia was not the fairest of them all that night not even the prettiest nor the sexiest body, she was just destined to be Miss Universe that ‘s all. For Rachel, she slayed each and every part of the competition. She was simply glowing on stage. I felt like she was already competing at Miss Universe pageant

      • I didn’t say Pia was the fairest Jeremi. I said Rachel was and I as merely comparing Rachel’s compete with Pia’s in 2015. Djusko naman basahin ng maigi and post vaks.

  18. Nakakatakot naman yung Psychic Gurmeet na yun. Wala pang palya. He predicted no. 19 to win.

  19. She deserves the title whether or not age was the reason for her appointment as MUP. Please don’t take it against tito Norms if he mentioned this in one of his posts. This is his blog and he is entitled to his thoughts and opinions. He is a blogger –and a blogger does what a blogger does. Sa totoo lang, i find his style of writing as well thought of and pleasant. Now, let’s move on na po and help our reps achieve a grand slam win.

  20. See, fearless predictions got it right again. I cant wait for their miss universe prediction

  21. As Rachel Peters competed at the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 coronation night on Sunday, April 30, one young man was spotted cheering her on with her family and friends.

    Miguel Luis “Migz” Villafuerte is the governor of Camarines Sur and the boyfriend of the newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2017. (READ: FULL LIST: Winners, Bb Pilipinas 2017)

    After the winners were announced on Sunday night, reporters got a chance to talk to Migz about Rachel and her big win.

    “I feel super good. Parang nanalo uli ako sa eleksyon (I feel like I won the election all over again),” he joked with the press.

    Turning serious, he continued, “Pero sa totoo lang, alam ko kung ano ang pinagdaanan ni Rachel. Grabe pong sakripisyo, hard work, sleepless nights. And awa ng mahal na Diyos, nakuha po niya ang pinapangarap niya sa buhay.” (But the truth is, I know what Rachel went through. It was a lot of sacrifice, hard work, sleepless nights. And by the grace of God, she achieved her dream.)

    He had a good feeling about the win, he said, when asked if he knew Rachel was going to get the Miss Universe Philippines crown.

    “Hindi naman sa pagmamayabang, talagang alam ko po yung hard work ni Rachel, yung work etiquette. Ginawa niya po yung sakripisyo para maghanda and mag-look forward sa ngayong gabi.

    (It’s not that I’m boasting, but I know Rachel’s hard work, her work etiquette. She sacrificed a lot to prepare and look forward to this evening.)

    “So talagang simula pa lang, kabadong-kabado ako – swimsuit, pagdating sa Top 15, talagang I really had a good feeling about this. Pero hindi po ito possible kung wala po ang ating mahal na Panginoon. Kaya maraming salamat. Congratulations kay Rachel.”

    (So from the very begininng, I was already nervous – the swimsuit competition, by the time we got to the Top 15, I really had a good feeling about this. But this would not be possible if weren’t for God. So thank you so much. Congratulations to Rachel.)

    As he was there from the beginning, Migz said he saw how Rachel’s confidence grew as the pageant approached.

    “Mahiyain po siya dati. Talagang masasabi na introvert. Pero pagdating ng… palapit nang palapit yung pageant, nakita ko yung transformation niya sa pagiging isang mahiyaing tao na ngayon, nakita niyo naman hindi siya mananalo kung wala yung transformation na iyon. Kaya saludo po ako sa kanya,” he said.

    (She was shy before. You could say she was really an introvert. But as the pageant drew nearer, I saw her transform from being shy and today, you saw that she could not have won if she didn’t have that transformation. So I salute her for that.)

    He also thanked Rodgil Flores and the Kagandahang Flores camp for helping Rachel train.

    Now that Rachel is Miss Universe Philippines, she’ll be working hard to get ready to compete in the international pageant.

    On how the win would affect their relationship, Migz said: “Busy rin ako, busy siya. Bagay kami talaga (I’m busy, she’s busy. We’re really meant for each other).”

    In 2013, Migz became the Philippines’ youngest governor when he won the position after running against his grandfather Luis Villafuerte. He is currently serving his second term. – Rappler.com

  22. I wasnt a fan of her beauty even when everyone else tagged her as frontrunner. I dont find her facially beautiful. But, she wowed me last night. She’s better in motion pala, and she was styled perfectly. i pegged her as MUP over my favorites Maine and Jehza even while the competition was ongoing. Sadly, my favorites didn’t have that spark last night, and Rachel had it. She deserves to be MUP.

  23. Hay naku Rhet.. edit edit din please…. Pag magdrawing ka ng design… isipin mo mabuti what it reminds you of like animals, famillar objects, etc… positive ba or negative?.. like pag may hindi pantay na negative space sa mga pattern.. dba nakaka OC?.. pag hugis upside down na triangle na mas malaki sa usual outline ng panties.. ano naalala mo?

    • nakakaloka noh!!! very creative pero hinde nag worked. buti nalang maganda make up nya and also her hairstyle. yun ang nagsave sa kanya. pati gown ni kylie hinde ko nagustuhan. why ba ganun hinde nila ginagandahan o bongahan ang gown ng out reigning queens. nagbabase pa sa fashion, kahit simple lang basta elegant o neat lookong ok na eh. hinde naman lalaban at magkokorona lang naman.

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