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‘Raise our flag!’ Beatrice Luigi Gomez’s MUPH win is a beacon of hope for PH LGBT+ representation

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Oct 01, 2021 3:05 pm

Beatrice Luigi Gomez isn't just the Miss Universe Philippines (MUPH) pride of Cebu City, she's also a proud member of the LGBT community.

Serving as one of the dark horses of the pageant, Beatrice stole the show with her sweep of the awards—Best in Evening Gown and Swimsuit during the MUPH coronation night in Bohol on Sept. 30.

Though there are still strides to go for the Filipino LGBT+ community in the country, Beatrice's crowning glory is a huge moment in breaking stereotypes for gay women and what they can achieve. With her girlfriend of six years in one hand and her Miss Universe crown on the other, it has been truly an awe-inspiring couple of hours for the community. 

When called by host KC Montero for the Top 10, she was asked if the country is truly ready for an LGBT Miss Universe queen. Beatrice didn't hesitate to answer that it's high time for some representation.

"I think we are definitely ready to send a member of the LGBTQ+ community to the Universe."

With her momentous win sending shockwaves in social media, here are some reactions to Beatrice's MUPH win:

Photo from PLDT Home and Kate Jagdon's Instagram account