I am reposting in full the article I made for Rappler in support for Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters in Miss Universe 2017.
As all of you know by now, I am a contributing entertainment writer for the said social media firm in the pageant beat.
Thank you to its Lifestyle and Entertainment Editor Patricia Barcelon for letting me share the following to their readers:
Right after the Miss Universe 2017 Preliminary Competition at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the Philippines’ Rachel Peters was exhausted. The swimsuit and evening gown competitions are the most crucial pre-pageant events of the competition, and no doubt there was a lot of stress and preparation that went into it. After all, these two events – along with the closed door panel interviews – will determine whether she’ll make the first cut during the November 26 finals.
In her Instagram account, our representative posted this message of thanks: “Tonight was sooo much fun! Shoutout to all the Filipinos who were there for me. I seriously felt the love and have been all week. Thank you to all my kababayans around the world for your relentless support, votes, and prayers! I appreciate you all…”
But the support for Rachel doesn’t stop with yesterday’s exercise. In fact, there are 5 ways that you can continue showing your support until the coronation. Let’s start with the already-recommended ones:
1. Go to vote.missuniverse.com and look for Miss Philippines. Each unique Facebook and email account can vote up to 10 times a day.
5. Lastly, and most importantly, go all-out for Rachel on( in Manila) during the actual broadcast of the finals, when live voting will be in progress the minute she makes it to the semifinals (and I am certain that she will). In each round of the competition, repeat items 1 and 2 above. The windows for voting will open and close – and with almost no delay – so you need to act fast during those critical moments of the pageant.