The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine Navy congratulated navy reservist Beatrice Gomez for winning the coveted Miss Universe Philippines crown.
On Friday, AFP sent its well wishes to the Cebuana beauty, who is a reserve marine corporal assigned at the Naval Reserve Center in Eastern Visayas.
“The Armed Forces of the Philippines congratulates Reserve Marine Corporal Beatrice Luigi Gomez for being crowned as the 2021 Miss Universe Philippines,” AFP wrote in a facebook post.
The Philippine Navy, meanwhile, lauded Bea for “an endeavor well done”.
The Naval Reserve Center-Eastern Visayas also extended its greeting to Bea, sharing photos of the beauty queen from her training days as a reservist.
“She is the epitome of beauty and grace and patriotism. We join the Filipino people in wishing her success as she represents the country in the Miss Universe pageant in Israel in December,” read the Naval Reserve Center Eastern-Visayas’s Facebook post.
Bea, 26, underwent the basic citizens military course training earlier this year and eventually became part of the Philippine Navy reserve unit.