Beatrice Luigi Gomez has no regrets over Miss Universe journey: ‘Hindi kulang, binigay ko lahat’
Miss Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez believes she gave her all during her journey in Miss Universe 2021, and has no regrets over her performance in the pageant.
The 26-year-old Cebuana assessed her performance in the pageant in a press meeting streamed live on Miss Universe Philippines’ Facebook page yesterday, Dec. 14. Gomez was asked if she was shocked to have reached the competition’s top 5 and if she felt she could have done better.
“Honestly, I really expected [that] Philippines would have a placement this year because I know how hard I worked and all I ever did was deliver my best,” she said. “For me, ‘yung best ko (my best) is not just limited to top 16 or top 10. I was really aiming for that crown.”
Gomez then noted that some delegates are just “destined to get the crown,” like newly crowned Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu.
“No regrets po sa performance ko (No regrets with my performance),” Gomez added. “Para sa ‘kin, hindi po kulang kasi binigay ko po lahat (For me, it did not fall short because I gave my all). I’m just very proud of what I did.”
Aside from her Miss Universe performance, Gomez also talked about the conversation she had with actress and pageant judge Marian Rivera after the coronation event.
“I told her po na the reason behind during the preliminaries na hindi ko matanggal ‘yung ngiti ko is because nakikita ko siyang nagche-cheer. Kahit bawal sa kanila as part of the panel of judges na mag-cheer for their country, nagche-cheer pa rin siya lagi and she commends me,” Gomez recalled.
(I told her that the reason why I could not stop smiling during the preliminaries is because I saw her cheering. Though they’re not allowed to cheer for their country as part of the panel of judges, she still cheered and she [commended] me.)
Meanwhile, Rivera told Gomez she was proud of the beauty queen’s placement in the competition and how she performed during the pageant, which was held in Eilat, Israel, last Monday, Dec. 13.
Sandhu was crowned by Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico. Nadia Ferreira of Paraguay was named first runner-up and Lalela Mswane of South Africa placed second runner-up. /ra
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