If you happen to be in Siargao and chance upon a tall, beautiful lady who looks just like Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters, consider yourself lucky because that would be one of the rare occasions that she got a brief respite from beauty queen duties at BPCI.
You see, prior to winning the national crown, Rachel was already busy with the planned opening of her bar/coffee shop in surfing paradise Siargao. This is a hideout of sorts from the stress of urban jungle living which she has delightfully called “Bake”. And since I have known fully well how much she loves surfing, dogs and the beach, this is pretty much the comfort zone of a business that she has been involved in with boyfriend Migz Villafuerte.
Schedules have definitely moved after winning Bb. Pilipinas. But Rachel will find the time to attend to “Bake”, even if it means just stealing brief moments (read: a day or two) from the hectic schedule in Manila.
So if you plan to surf in Siargao in a next vacation, make sure you time it during or around the opening of “Bake” so you will see Rachel in action as a barista (she trained in Australia before) or serving yummy pastries with a cup of cappucino or latte’.