Before becoming Miss Universe Philippines 2021, Sgt. Beatrice Luigi Gomez was a Philippine Navy Reservist. The spirit of volunteerism was very strong in Gomez. Shortly after winning the Binibining Cebu crown, the pandemic hit the world. While many would have been satisfied, Gomez said, “One of the reasons why I joined Reserve Force, when I won Binibining Cebu I wasn’t able to do much. They wanted me to be safe because it was the start of the pandemic. But I felt I could no something more and help. So I channeled my efforts to becoming part of the Philippine Navy Reserve Force.”
Fittingly, her first courtesy call was with Rear Admiral PN Commander Dorvin Jose Legaspi at the Headquarters Naval Reserve Command in Intramuros Manila. He applauded her volunteerism and becoming an inspiration to so many young people in possibly becoming navy reservists. She was given several gifts and plaques of appreciations for her achievements. Most importantly, she was promoted to the reservist rank of Sergeant during her visit.
Shortly after, she was off to the Philippine Navy Headquarters, Naval Station Jose Andrada, Manila to pay a courtesy visit to Flag Officer in Command (FOIC), Vice Adm. Adelius Bordado. In their official press release, “Navy Chief Bordado lauded Sergeant Gomez on behalf of the organization whose recent feat also brought honor and pride to the Philippine Marine Corps and the Philippine Navy as a whole.”
Gomez then proceeded to the Fort Bonifacio where she was warmly welcomed by MGEN Ariel R. Caculitan PN (M), Commandant, Philippine Marine Corps. She was introduced to the PMC Organization and given a brief background on the Archipelagic Coastal Defense (ACD) program. One of the highlights of the day was the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the PMC Heroes Memorial Park where they paid tribute to all the men and women who have given their lives in the service of our country. It was a poignant and heartwarming moment for the new queen.
The visit to the headquarters would not have been complete without a visit to the firing range where Sgt. Gomez fired several types of firearms and skillfully hitting the targets. It can be said that with or without a crown, Gomez would be serving the country one way or another. Winning a crown, however, gave her a bigger platform to inspire people. When asked whether pageant or navy training was more difficult, she said,
“Let’s put it this way, when I have difficulty doing the pageant training my diversion is going to the headquarters. That’s my stress reliever and refresh myself. So when I go back to my pageant training, I’m good. My Naval Reserve family is really the ones who took the stress away from me during my pageant journey.”
Interestingly, the host of this year’s Miss Universe Finals is a country that is no stranger to beauty queens who are in the armed forces. For many years, Israel has been sending representatives who themselves were part of the armed forces. Gomez is the first Filipina navy reservist to represent the country in Miss Universe. She will compete in December at Eilat, Israel in the hopes of becoming the country’s fifth Miss Universe.
bagay siya both sa navy at marines. But MU? he, he, he… si Miss Tumbalata…
BIG ANG HEAD NI GIRL, DI PROPORTIONATE SA KANYANG BODY, TAPOS ANG DAMI NIYANG GUHIT SA LEEG LIKE JANICE DE BELEN, TAPOS NAWAWALAN SIYA NG LEEG KASI YUNG POSTURE NIYA DI MAGANDA, THIS IS EVIDENT IN PHOTOSHOOTS…
YAN ANG DAPAT I FIX NI JONAS
Good first move for Bea 💐
I believe she will represent our country well in MU. Israeli women can relate to her, she being a soldier
True. She should include her military training as part of her back story, and include the fact that she is openly LGBTQ+. That should raise her profile in Israel. And a warrior queen national costume will suit her also.
Fyi she’s technically not a “soldier” she is still a civilian. Please know the difference sundalo father ko. Kaloka
Beautiful, well-rounded, modelesque…
Medyo me issue lang ako ng konti sa kilay nya… Sinadya ba yan? Medyo asymetrical ng very very slight… Paki ayos please?
Go Bea Gomez! Make us proud! 😘
O okay ang leeg nya dito. Pag maglakad na may tendency nang umuna ulo niya. That should be checked. Paging mama Jonas. Pangit yung bagong pasarela trainer ng aces very basic ang turo. Pang 1990s galore na sobrang pabebe.
Sana mag Top 5 unlike the more articulate former Miss USA Army reserve Capt. Deshauna Barber landed only top 9.
Di nga lang ako makaget over sa best in swimsuit kc merong mas deserving sa award na Yun. Hihihihi
May sinasabi na nman Ang haliparot na Tutubi, bokya daw tayo sa Israel this coming December 😱🤭😊
Kung prelims siguro nagbase ng swimsuit, deserve nya but the finals is definitely for Steffi
My choice for MUP was not Bea.
But after watching Bea in different interviews (both formal and casual) post coronation night, I am convinced we are sending the best girl among them. Let us not talk anymore about beauty and physical presence since all of the five are beautiful. The mere fact that Bea won best in SS and EG means the judges saw something in her to make her stand out.
What I am pleasantly surprised about is that she can speak on her feet while still giving natural, unaffected answers. Very level headed and sincere way of speaking.
Her being a multi-faceted person (Navy reservist, community development, model, beauty queen, and less we forget, LGBTQ with a girlfriend for seven years) will only bode well for her in Israel.
Some advice for consideration:
> Learn to balance and inject a little fierceness as well. While I truly admire the humility and level headedness of this girl and I really hate the over confidence vibe of her predecessor and other queens (“MW or nothing!), a dose of fierceness will always be welcomed.
> No, I repeat, no facial and boob enhancements please! If there is something she can improve on though, it is the much repeated comments of others, the tendency to appear “hukot?” – – that can still be remedied (see suggestion of Paui).
> No Look Book. PLEASE. Don’t let yourself be the school project of 100 “artists”. Just choose three reputable designers who will not make you their science experiment and ensure they are aligned with your vision of yourself (ex. Catriona going freelance instead of being at mercy of the desire of Jonas Ganid).
> The MUP and Bb. Pilipinas national costume competition produced a handful of good national costumes. There is nothing wrong with borrowing or tapping those handful talented designers. PLEASE no feathers (Ala Victoria secret), no tribal tattoos , and no sun rays emanating from your head (Ala Virgin Mary). All tired concepts.
> Measure, measure, measure! The angels are in the details. A very large headdress that wont fit at the last minute because they didn’t have the time to measure (and yet they had the time to leave a month ahead for the US to gallivant). Three teddy bears as a background during a crucial , pre taped interview does not scream Ms. Universe at all. Lol.
Overall, I have a good feeling about this girl. Good Luck!
Luigi, Gomez, Beatrice, The Queen (LGBTQ).
May I add, no to Rain X Em.
We all have trauma from their poor styling choices of Rabiya during Universe.
Tapus they suggested pa that they just took direction from Rabiya’s taste. In which case, di sila stylists. That would make them personal shoppers or personal assistants. A stylist would provide direction & elevate the client’s style and taste.
That’s all I got.
And now to plagiarize Thomas, but in emoji form 🌏✌🏽
gwapa man kaayo si inday beaLuigi… nindot ug barog, kung mo paso murag nag lutaw sa hangin, mura ug himos nga alibangbang, di makapura ang bayho … gihulat n siya ni andrea para koronahan 😂😅👸👸
I hope she improves in the coming days
When I watch Those 5 girls on stage , my eyes go straight to Katrina . When I look in the middle , I see a lousy dresser with no face
Pls get help from Katrina and the previous winners
as viewed on youtube, diane castillejo averred that ALL judge was unanimous to pick beaLuigi as the winner… “unanimous” meaning it was no contest at all..
the contest was on the other girls to fight for Second place… and Katrina won 💪🏾
Weren’t they unanimous with Rabiya too?
The winner had been determined even before the finals .
Go back to our discussions with Tito Norman in the past . I was already complaining about it days before the finals
The winner was pre determined. The same last year.
She is very statuesque and she has commanding presence. That would be her strongest assets at the MU stage if she makes the semis.
A combination of Tere Licaros and Maggie Wilson yung Beauty nya
Wag naman sana same result.
Agree. Maggie Wilson na mestiza 😆 at Teresa Licaros shape nang face. Bbp 2007 realness.