Get to know Binibining Pilipinas-Universe winner Rachel Peters

For one, she's an avid surfer!

( By now. you've probably seen Rachel Peters' name all over your Facebook feed. The Binibining Pilipinas-Universe winner bested early favorites Mariel De Leon (who won Binibining Pilipinas-International) and Katarina Rodriguez (who won Binibining Pilipinas-Intercontinental).


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Before she competes for the Miss Universe crown with over a hundred beauties from across the globe, get to know this 25-year-old head-turner, whom many say bears a striking resemblance to Solenn Heussaff. We think, however, that she's a stunner in her own right...and it turns out she has plenty of talents up her sleeve!



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She's a certified beach babe with a penchant for surfing.

This girl loves the ocean, but more than that, she's an ace surfer, too! 


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She has an impressive academic record.

Rachel has a degree in Business, Tourism and Events from La Trobe University in Australia. She also completed her International Baccalaureate at the British School in Phuket, Thailand.


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She works as an events organizer for Midas Promotions.

Some of the concerts she's helped organize include Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, and The Script! Beyond her day job, she also previously tried her hand in pageants; in 2014, she landed in fourth place during the Miss World Philippines.


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She's an avid traveler and adventure-seeker.

Rachel has relaxed at Maldives, conquered Mt. Batulao in Batangas, swam with whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu, and gone skiing in Rusutsu Resort, Hokkaido.



Her winning answer during the pageant will make you root for her during Miss Universe even more.

Rachel was quizzed by European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen about her message to ASEAN leaders if she were invited to speak at the regional summit held over the weekend. Her answer? "I believe that one of the biggest problems of our country is divisiveness: in politics, religion, and culture. I believe it is the same across the world, and that is something I would like to address. If we can learn to tolerate each other’s differences and respect each other, then we will be a stronger nation going forward."



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