Miss Universe PH Beatrice Gomez opens up on being raised by a single mom
Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez candidly spoke about her life before the pageant, sharing how she was raised by a single mother and her being a part of the LGBTQ community.
“I was raised by a single mom and she had quite a hard time managing our household,” she said in an introduction video on the Miss Universe YouTube page last Monday, Dec 6.
Gomez shared how she needed to get into a volleyball varsity team to secure an athletic scholarship that got her through high school and college.
“Being a part of the volleyball varsity team is not just something I take as an achievement but it is something that really changed my life for the better because I was able to help my mom in some way and I was able to make her proud,” she shared.
The beauty queen also expressed her gratitude for the support she’s been receiving as part of the LGBTQ community.
“It’s a big deal because we are here to give positivity and be an inspiration especially to the young children who are looking up to us — that they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up,” she said.
Gomez is the country’s representative in the 70th Miss Universe pageant happening in Israel on Dec. 12. She is the first openly gay woman to win the Miss Universe Philippines title. JB
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