Filipinos rally behind Rachel Peters for giving her best in Miss Universe 2017

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Rachel Peters may have not won the country’s fourth Miss Universe title, but she won the hearts of Filipinos for giving her all in the most prestigious global beauty pageant held in Las Vegas.

On social media, she received a lot of support from friends and celebrities such Solenn Heussaff, Anne Curtis, Gretchen Ho, Vice Ganda, Tim Yap, Jako de Leon, Lara Alcaraz, Rachelle Ann Go and Senator Grace Poe. They commended herfor representing the country to the best of her abilities.

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Rachel Peters took to Instagram to post a thank you message to the people who supported her stint in in the pageant.

In her message, the 26-year-old Filipino British beauty queen and entepreneur said: “Without a doubt my greatest achievement to date!! To be the 66th Filipina to stand on the Miss Universe stage with the most beautiful girls in the world, and to represent the most amazing country – Ang mahal kong Pilipinas! (My beloved Philippines).”

“Thank you so much to everyone who was part of this journey, I am so lucky to have every single one of you in my life. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would be brave enough to do something like this, but you all are the reason I got to where I am. I’m still so overwhelmed by all the love. I promise I gave my all but I’ve always been a believer in fate, destiny, and God’s perfect timing so I’m thankful for the opportunity and the memories, but I am so looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me, and to come home to the Philippines,” she said.

Now that the pageant is over, Rachel also wrote that she wants to eat sinigang when she gets home.

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Her ranking in the competition marks the 8th year the country has been one of the finalists in Miss Universe since Venus Raj’s 4th runner-up win in 2010.

The country took home the crown in 2015, courtesy of Pia Wurtzbach.

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