- Beatrice Luigi Gomez’s home town, Cebu City, was among the areas severely affected by Typhoon Odette
- Miss Universe Philippines Organization then said in a statement that they will be postponing Bea’s media interviews in the meantime as the Cebuana beauty queen prioritizes her family's welfare at the moment
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- As per the statement, Bea’s family “was trapped in their home during the typhoon and it badly damaged the apartment building”
- Bea is currently undergoing a mandatory quarantine in a hotel in Pasay following her flight from Israel where the 70th Miss Universe was held
Beatrice Luigi Gomez’s family was among the residents in Cebu City seriously affected by Typhoon Odette as it made its landfall in December 16.
In a statement released by Miss Universe Philippines Organization, the Cebuana beauty queen informed that “her family was trapped in their home during the typhoon and it badly damaged the apartment building.”
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It likewise advised that media interviews with the Miss Universe 2021 Top 5 finisher are postponed as she prioritizes her family's welfare at the moment.
The organization also appeals to the public to support Bea’s relief efforts.
Read the statement below:
Meanwhile, in an Instagram post, Bea shared about her recent phone call with her sister and her mother.
“I was on FaceTime with my sister and mama when the storm was just about to hit. It only took minutes from a happy conversation to shift into a ghastly phone call as I heard them struggle the entire night. My family is now safe thank you to Sir @jessiehperez for staying up with me to contact my family and making sure that they’re safe as the storm was passing.”
“It’s only a few days away until Christmas and yet my heart bleeds for Cebu. My family’s home is just one of many devastated by one of the strongest typhoons that hit Cebu and the surrounding provinces.”
Beatrice Luigi Gomez became well-known after winning the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant. The Cebu representative bested well-known candidates such as Asia's Next Top Model season 5 winner Maureen Wroblewitz and former PBB housemate Kisses Delavin. She is also a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and had a former girlfriend named Kate Jagdon. Bea concluded her Miss Universe 2021 journey in the Top 5. Harnaaz Sandhu of India won the prestigious pageant.
The Cebuana beauty queen admitted in an interview that she felt nervous during the pageant's question-and-answer portion. Despite being tensed during her Q&A moment, Bea said she is satisfied with her answer.
The Philippine Navy gave Bea a grand welcome when she arrived home. The Miss Universe PH 2021 beauty queen was beaming as she received a huge bouquet. They also gave her a lovely medal, which may have signified the respect and the recognition of what she has done at the pageant.