Only 5 days to go before Miss Universe 2017, and it looks like our very own Rachel Peters, has a strong chance! And just in case you haven’t voted for her yet, dear kababayan, here are 5 more reasons why you should. NOW:
5. This is now the Philippines’ longest placement streak!
Photo from Miss Universe Organization
The Philippines has been making the first cut in this pageant since 2010 (thank you, Venus Raj!). At 7 years, this is the longest streak achieved by any country in this decade, and 4th longest of all time, behind only USA (1977-1998, 22 years), Venezuela (1984-2003, 21 years), and India (1992-2002, 11 years). So, why kill a good thing now?
4. She is proof that Perseverance is king, or Queen, rather.
Photo from Bb. Pilipinas
Just like Janine Tugonon, MJ Lastimosa, and Pia Wurtzbach before her, Rachel had to experience defeat at least once before being chosen to represent the country. A fumbling Q&A relegated her to fifth place in Miss World Philippines 2014. Three years later, a more confident Rachel aced her interview in Bb. Pilipinas and that’s what sealed her victory! How’s that for a 180? Just imagine what she can bring to the international stage now.
3. Her onstage performances were golden – literally and figuratively.
Photos from the Miss Universe Organization
She dazzled in Swarovski evening gown designed by Val Taguba and was sexy as a Sarimanok-with-a-Twist in national costume (Those legs!). And, while it doesn’t exactly adhere to the established color scheme, she was really hot in her black Yamamay preliminary swimsuit. The crowd’s reaction says it all.
2. She has high-profile supporters.
— Bianca Gonzalez Intal (@iamsuperbianca) November 21, 2017
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) November 21, 2017
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) November 21, 2017
Since the voting lines were opened, kababayans were up in arms in showing their unwavering support., especially on Twitter. Among them, some familiar names including Maine Mendoza, Bianca Gonzalez, and Vice Ganda, just to name a few. If that doesn’t amplify your fighting spirit, we don’t know what will!
1. Why, even Queen Pia thinks she has a shot!
Photo from Bb. Pilipinas
Queen P has spoken. Done.
Only 3 days to go before voting ends!
To vote, simply log on to vote.missuniverse.com and click “Vote” under Rachel’s glamor shot, or simply Tweet using the hashtags #MissUniverse and #Philippines.
Catch Miss Universe 2017 LIVE on November 27, Monday, 8:00 A.M. on FOXLife.
Featured photo from Bb. Pilipinas.