MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' bet Rachel Peters is one step closer to the Miss Universe 2017 crown.

Miss Philippines Rachel Peters enters Miss Universe Top 16

Peters made it to the Top 16 wildcard spots during the beauty pageant’s ongoing coronation at The AXIS, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on Sunday, November 26 (Monday, November 27 Manila time).

The other contestants who made it to the Top 16 are:

Africa and Asia-Pacific
  • Thailand – Maria Poonlertlarp
  • Sri Lanka – Christina Peiris
  • Ghana – Ruth Quashie
  • South Africa – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

  • Spain – Sofía del Prado
  • Ireland – Cailín Toíbín
  • Croatia – Shanaelle Petty
  • Great Britain – Anna Burdzy

  • Colombia – Laura González
  • United States – Kára McCullough
  • Brazil – Monalysa Alcântara
  • Canada – Lauren Howe

  • Philippines – Rachel Peters
  • China – Roxette Qiu
  • Jamaica – Davina Bennett
  • Venezuela – Keysi Sayago

Peters is hoping to bring back the crown in the Philippines. The country so far has 3 Miss Universe titlists, the latest being the reigning Queen Pia Wurtzbach.

"Whatever happens today, I already feel like a winner. Philippines, it's been such an honor to wear the sash and to represent you. You guys are amazing! I am Rachel Peters, #MissUniverse #Philippines."


— The Summit Express


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