|Miss Universe Philippines from 2010 - 2016.|
Photo courtesy of ZarPhilippines.
It is no secret that the Philippines has been placing so well in Miss Universe. Venus Raj started the winning streak in 2010 after a decade of non-placement in the Semi-finals. Raj broke the ten-year drought and her fourth runner-up finish in Miss Universe 2010 pulled a string of another victories and consecutive triumphs that saw the crowning of Pia Wurtzbach in 2015.
Now, let's have a not-so-distant throwback of the Miss Universe accomplishments of the Philippines since 2010:
Miss Universe 2010 : 4th runner-up : Venus Raj
Miss Universe 2011 : 3rd runner-up : Shamcey Supsup
Miss Universe 2012 : 1st runner-up : Janine Tugonon
Miss Universe 2013 : 3rd runner-up : Ariella Arida
Miss Universe 2014 : Top 10 finalist : Mary Jean Lastimosa
Miss Universe 2015 : Winner : Pia Wurzbach
Miss Universe 2016 : Top 6 finalist : Maxine Medina
So it's been seven consecutive years that the Philippines is penetrating the winning circle . As of this writing, no other country has achieved such feat, not even the powerhouse Venezuela and the Miss Universe's home-country USA.
Will the Philippines sustain the momentum with Rachel Peters this year?
It's a gargantuan task and the pressure is high, but I'm confident that with Rachel's sterling qualities, she can make it.
|Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters|
Photo courtesy of Raymond Saldaña