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Rachel Peters is Miss Universe Philippines 2017!

Rachel Louise Peters from Camarines Sur was crowned Miss Universe – Philippines 2017. She was crowned by Maxine Medina, Miss Universe 2016 Top 6 semifinalist. She bested thirty-nine other stunning girls in three rounds of competition: Swimsuit, Evening Gown and Interview.

Aside from Peters, emerging victorious from the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 held at the Araneta Coliseum, April 30th, were: celebrity daughter Mariel de Leon who won Binibining Pilipinas – International, succeeding Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa. After wowing the crowd with her spontaneity and radiant personality, Katarina Rodriguez ended up claiming Binibining Pilipinas – Intercontinental. Chanel Olive Thomas won the Binibining Pilipinas – Supranational award while Elizabeth Clenci took home the Binibining Pilipinas – Grand International title. Pilot Nelda Ibe was crowned Binibining Pilipinas – Globe.

Heavy favorite Charmaine Elima, who joined for the second time, finished as first runner-up while newcomer dentist Kristel Guelos rounded up the circle of winners as second runner-up.

Aside from the Miss Universe – Philippines 2017 crown, Peters won Best in Swimsuit, Face of Binibini and She’s So JAG Queen Awards. Here’s the official results list:

Miss Universe Philippines 2017 – 19 – Rachel Louise Peters
Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 – 15 – Maria Angelica de Leon
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2017 – 22 – Chanel Olive Thomas
Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2017 – 39 – Elizabeth Clenci
Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017 – 31 – Katarina Rodriguez
Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2017 – 18 – Nelda Ibe
1st Runner-up – 32 – Charmaine Elima
2nd Runner-up – 40 – Kristel Guelos

Top 15
10 – Jehza Huelar
13 – Sirene Sutton
20 – Christa Borja
16 – Larah Lacap
34 – Gabriela Ortega
17 – Camille Manalo
28 – Juliana Kapeundl (People’s Choice)

Top 25
2 – Arienne Louise Calingo
27 – Beatrice Valente
1 – Dane Felisse Marasigan
37 – Sammie Anne Legaspi
6 – MJ Nama
7 – Jennyline Malpaya
15 – Mariel de Leon
9 – Vanessa Saliba
33 – Kristie Rose Cequena
26 – Ruffa Nava
34 – Gabriela Ortega
10 – Jehza Huelar

SPECIAL AWARDS
Best in Swimsuit: #19 Rachel Peters
Best in Long Gown: #15 Mariel de Leon
Binibini Friendship: Chanel Olive Thomas (Bb 22)
Miss Photogenic:Rachel Peters (Bb 19)
Binibini Talent: Dane Felisse Marasigan (Bb 1)
Best in National Costume: Chanel Olive Thomas (Bb 22)
Miss Manila Bulletin: Christa Borja (Bb20)
Denim Queen: Rachel Peters (Bb 19)
PAL Award: #31 Katarina Rodriguez
Miss Creamsilk: #15 Mariel de Leon

Among the judges were Gretchen Ho, Paulo Avelino, Stella Marquez-Araneta and Ted Failon. Pia Wurtzbach, Xian Lim and Venus Raj hosted the show. Here’s Rachel Peters full performance:

Peters is the girlfriend of Camarines Sur governor Miggy Villafuerte.  Do you think our new Miss Universe Philippines 2017 is stunning? Like her official Facebook Page here.