The 30-year-old model, who has served twice as a backstage host for Miss Universe, recently expressed her disappointment in not seeing any curvy contestants compete in the worldwide beauty pageant.
"If women take hands and stand together, we are unbreakable", Nel-Peters said.
The second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett, 21, a model pursuing a degree in marketing. "I have done this as an actress, as Miss Colombia and will now do the same if I win Miss Universe".
Miss USA Kára McCullough, Miss Canada Lauren Howe, Miss Spain Sofia del Prado and Miss Brazil Monalysa Alcântara also made the Top 10 list. And this platform is a great platform great to let persons know that these persons need opportunities and need equal opportunities as those in society.
The 92 women on Sunday were divided into three regions: Americas, Europe, and Africa and Asian Pacific. That's right: Amidst the abundance of all-too expected blowouts and straight-haired looks, Bennett proudly wore her natural hair for the world-renowned competition, and her legions fans and people of color all over the world are living for it. Pilipinas Charities, Inc., which sends Philippine delegates to competitions overseas, said that Peters did a great job during the finals. (BPCI) congratulated Peters through Binibining Pilipinas' Facebook page for a phenomenal representation of the country in this year's Miss Universe pageant.
The Miss Universe Organization implemented a new mechanics for the coronation event, selecting the top 16 per continent. More than your poise and beauty, you are a cut above the rest with your grace and elegance that exemplifies a true woman of substance and an inspiring Filipina.
After the Top 16 paraded in swimsuits, the delegates were narrowed down to 10. "We will continue to learn from the winners and will keep on doing our best", said Enriquez. "'Cause it let me off the hook", he said as he announced the contestants. "Congratulations to our #MissUniverse #Philippines", Smith said.
"Still proud of you Rachel!"