"It's game time!" Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Gomez wrote on Instagram. After weeks of training, the 26-year-old Cebuana was finally off to Eilat, Israel for the much-anticipated international pageant. She flew alongside the Miss Universe PH Organization's Creative Director, Jonas Gaffud, and its Director of Communications, Voltaire Tayag.
Styled by Mikee Andrei, Bea's airport-ready look was a glistening silver pantsuit by acclaimed Filipino designer Francis Libiran. It featured cigarette trousers with flowy panel overlay, a cap sleeve top, and a matching scarf wrapped around her neck. Complementing the metallic-toned ensemble were nude stilts, a stack of pearl bracelets, and pearl earrings. The piece-de-resistance of her look was, of course, her sash that proudly said "Miss Universe Philippines 2021."
In the beauty department, Mila Gulfan embodied the beauty queen's fierceness through smoky gray eyeshadow and a coral pink lip. Jericho Valenzuela then tied her hair back into a sleek ponytail, for a fuss-free look that was ready for her nearly 12-hour flight.
While she initially didn't expect to win the national title, the Cebuana beauty queen is eager to hopefully bring home yet another crown for the country. "I'm having a mix of emotions right now, but I'm ready to fight—more than ready to fight," she says on Dyan Castillejo's Instagram. Dyan also reveals that Bea is travelling light, only bringing with her five luggages of carefully curated outfits and a couple boxes for her national costume.