RECAP: 70th Miss Universe Coronation LIVE in Eilat, Israeli

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If you missed witnessing the LIVE broadcast of the 70th Miss Universe Coronation Night, don’t worry we got you covered!

The 70th Miss Universe pageant is airing LIVE in Eilat, Israeli on Sunday, December 12 at 7 PM (ET) broadcasted by Fox TV.

Equipped with her beauty, wits, and determination,23-year-old Beatrice Luigi Gomez represented the Philippines in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Her journey to becoming the country’s fifth Miss Universe victor, however, ended after not making it to the Top 3.


India’s Harnaaz Sandhu wins the Miss Universe crown!

Coming in second is Paraguay’sNadia Ferreira and in third is South Africa’s Lalela Mswane.

Final 3 gives out their final statement

QUESTION: “What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?”

Paraguay: I went through so many harsh situations in my life but I overcame it. I want all women who are watching in this moment to join forces, to do what you are meant to to do because you can do it, no matter the situation, you can overcome it and you can always be victorious.

India: The biggest pressure the youth of today is facing is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique, that’s what makes you beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that’s happening worldwide. This is what you need to understand. Come out, speak for yourself because you are the leader of your life, you are the voice of your own. I believe in myself and that’s why I’m standing here today. 

South Africa: I would implore all young women today to choose courage over comfort every opportunity they get. Since the beginning of time, they had anything in them to achieve anything they wanted. It’s unfortunately the world that convinced us we do not.

Gomez ends her Miss Universe 2021 journey in Top 5

Sandhu of India, Mswane of South Africa, and Ferreira of Paraguay advances to the Top 3.

The Top 5 Miss Universe candidates compete in the question and answer portion

Each candidate will randomly pick a judge who will pose the question. They are given 30 seconds to answer. 

Miss India is first to answer.

QUESTION: Many people think climate change is a hoax. What would you do to convince them otherwise?

Harnaaz Sandhu, India: Honestly my heart breaks to see how nature is going through a lot of problems, and it’s all due to our irresponsible behavior. I totally feel like this is the time to take actions and talk less, because each action could either kill or save nature. Prevent and protect is better than repent and repair, and this is what I’m trying to convince you guys to do. Thank you

Up next, Miss South Africa.

QUESTION: Should tweets and social media comments form a person in their teenage years be held against them years later?

Lalela Mswane, South Africa: I believe that everybody should be held accountable for their actions, and if a person doesn’t know how to act on social media, they should be canceled. I believe in cancel culture. In the same way, I also believe in redemption culture, and hoping that the person has matured and has learned better and done better. I hope that they could do better and be redeemed, so I do believe that they can grow and be allowed to do that.

Followed by Miss Paraguay, Columbia, and Philippines.

QUESTION: How can women best handle body-shaming?

Nadia Ferreira, Paraguay: Our body is our temple, so we must take care of it. Our inner beauty is what really matters. Let us cultivate our inner beauty, so it can reflect our external beauty. Thank you.

QUESTION: According to Global Citizen, 95% of the world’s countries are led by a male head of state. How would the world be different if more women were in charge?

Valeria Ayos, Colombia: Women are leaders by nature. We have the power to raise our voice and make transcendental decisions in society as role models, and we can be an example not just with words but with actions. That’s why women raising their voice as in [sic] this platform called Miss Universe, we are taking charge of our lives and deciding what we want to impart to the society in order to make it a better one. Women, let’s raise our voice and make us a better united universe. Thank you.

QUESTION: Given the ever-changing COVID situation, what is your opinion of mandating a universal vaccine passport?

Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Philippines: I believe that public health is everyone’s responsibility, and to mandate vaccine inoculation is necessary. If mandating vaccine passports would help us in regulating the rollouts of the vaccine, and mitigate the situation of the pandemic today, then I would agree on mandating the necessary passport of vaccination. Thank you.

Philippines’ Gomez takes the final spot in the TOP 5

She made it along withHarnaaz Sandhu of India, Lalela Mswane of South Africa, Nadia Ferreira ofParaguay, and Colombia – Valeria Ayos ofColombia.

Gomez in her gold evening gown

Proudly showing off her armband tattoo, Gomez walks with confidence as she flaunts her gold evening gown made by Filipino designer Francis Libiran.

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Image source: Miss Universe 2021

Gomez enters the TOP 10

TOP 10 List of Candidates

1. Paraguay – Nadia Ferreira

2. Puerto Rico – Michelle Marie Colon

3. USA – Elle Smith

4. India – Harnaaz Sandhu

5. South Africa – Lalela Mswane

6. Bahamas – Chantel O’Brian

7. Philippines – Beatrice Luigi Gomez

8. France – Clemence Botino

9. Colombia – Valeria Ayos

10. Aruba – Thessaly Zimmerman

Gomez flaunts her morena beauty in her red one-piece swimsuit with confidence

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Image source: Menahem KAHANA / AFP

Philippines’ Gomez joins the TOP 16 semi-finalists

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Image source: Menahem KAHANA / AFP

Here’s the complete TOP 16 semi-finalist rundown:

1. France – Clemence Botino

2. Colombia – Valeria Ayos

3. Singapore – Nandita Banna

4. Panama – Brenda Smith

5. Puerto Rico – Michelle Marie Colon

6. Bahamas – Chantel O’Brian

7. Japan – Juri Watanabe

8. Great Britain – Emma Collingridge

9. USA – Elle Smith

10. India – Harnaaz Sandhu

11. Vietnam – Kim Duyen Nguyen Huynh

12. Aruba – Thessaly Zimmerman

13. Paraguay – Nadia Ferreira

14. Philippines – Beatrice Luigi Gomez

15. Venezuela – Luiseth Materan

16. South Africa – Lalela Mswane

The 70th Miss Universe pageant is LIVE on FoxTV

– WhatALife.ph


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Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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