This year's crown went to Fil-Brit beauty queen Rachel Peters. Aside from winning the much-coveted Miss Universe Philippines title, she was also announced as Miss Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit.
In an interview with the press after her win, she took time to show her gratitude towards her supporters.
"Thank you guys so much for all your love and support. Everything that I am now is because of you. I love you, guys, thank you," said Rachel.
Aside from her beauty and body, Rachel also wowed the judges with her answer at the Q&A portion of the pageant. She was asked, "If you were invited to speak [in the ASEAN Summit,] what would have been your message to the leaders?"
"I believe that one of our biggest problems that our country faces today is divisiveness—in politics, in religion, and also in culture. And I believe that is something that is the same across the world. That is something that I want to address. I believe that when people could learn to tolerate each other’s differences and respect each other’s opinions then we will be a stronger nation and world," she answered.
By By FELIX ILAYA GMA News