Beatrice Luigi Gomez bows out of Miss Universe after reaching top 5
Miss Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez has ended her journey in Miss Universe after making it to the pageant’s top 5 but failing to make it to top 3 today, Dec. 13.
Gomez reached the question-and-answer portion of the beauty pageant. She was asked by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere about her opinion on mandating a universal vaccine passport.
“I believe that public health is everyone’s responsibility and to mandate vaccine and inoculation is necessary,” Gomez answered. “If mandating vaccine passport would help us in regulating the rollout of vaccine and mitigate the situation of the pandemic today, then I would agree on mandating the necessary passport of vaccination.”
Candidates who made it to the top 3 were Miss South Africa, Miss India and Miss Paraguay.
Gomez, who hails from Cebu City, is one of the candidates in the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Eilat, Israel. She represented Cebu City when she competed in the Miss Universe Philippines pageant last September. She is the first member of the LGBTQ+ community to be given the local title. JB
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