Filipino-British Rachel Peters bested 39 other candidates for the coveted Miss Universe Philippines 2017 title during the recent 54th Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
Peters, easily the crowd favorite, also received three major special awards – Best in Swimsuit, Jag Denim Queen, and The Face of Binibini (Miss Photogenic).
The 25-year-old beauty has an International Baccalaureate degree from the British School in Phuket, Thailand and likewise completed a Bachelor of Business, Tourism and Events major from La Trobe University in Australia. Other of major awards winners were Mariel de Leon, Bb Pilipinas International; Chanel Olive Thomas, Bb Pilipinas Supranational; Katarina Rodriguez, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental; Elizabeth Clenci, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International and Nelda Ibe, Bb. Pilipinas Globe.