Five Things You Should Know About Rachel Peters

Written by: Carla De Guzman/Friday, Nov 24, 2017 03:11 PM

Filipina beauty has recently swept the international pageant stage. It seems like we’re conquering it all—and the true heart of the confidently beautiful Pinays are shining through. This year, the Miss Universe competition is just around the corner, and we thought we ought to take the time to get to know our contestant, reigning Miss Universe Philippines (and Lifestyle Network host, btwRachel Peters.

Here are five things you need to know about her before cheering her on at the competition!


She’s in love!


My rock πŸ’˜

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Rachel’s success is applauded by her devoted boyfriend Miguel Villafuerte, who is also the governor of Camarines Sur. Rachel represented Camarines Sur during her Bb. Pilipinas run. She and her boyfriend are still going strong, and we’re sure that he’ll be cheering her on as loud as he can on the night of the pageant.  


She’s a surfer girl 


Having grown up in Phuket, Thailand, Rachel’s happy place is the beach. Even while she lives in the Philippines, the sea and the sky still call to her. When she’s not riding the waves, she’s running around with her furry friends, her dogs Ronda and Batman. 


She’s a cafe owner! 


@rachelpetersx prepping the cafe πŸ”₯🌴

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If you were wondering where to grab a nice cup of coffee in Siargao, head over to Rachel’s baby, Bake by Hideout. The cafe (and future bed and breakfast!) is her little hideaway in the island retreat, and with Rachel’s loving touch, is her home away from home. 


She’s done the work. 


A truly unforgettable moment!!! πŸ’–πŸ’– I am so overwhelmed by all the love and support that I have received throughout this incredible journey. I still can't believe it but I'm over the moon and I'm so excited to be representing the Philippines in Miss Universe 2017!!!! πŸ’–πŸ‘‘ I would like to express my gratitude to all the people who have helped me- it took an army so I won't mention you all, but you know who you are!!! 😘😘 To my 39 Binibini sisters- I'm so happy to have met you all. Thank you for a wonderful two months! To BPCI and of course Madam Stella Araneta- thank you for the trust and the opportunity! Couldn't have done this without my Auntie Andy, Elsie, The Villafuerte family, Didi, Mum and Dad.. you guys are my everything ❀️ And of course my love and my rock @migzvillafuerte thank you for always supporting me and my dreams. Love you! To all my supporters and everybody that believed in me--- we did it!! Thank you for believing in me and sharing this amazing experience with me 😘😘 God you are soo good to me ❀️❀️❀️

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As if running a cafe, growing her business and attending press events weren’t enough, Rachel has spent most of her year training with fellow beauty queen and TV personality Maggie Wilson. The training has been vigorous and thorough, covering hair, make-up, runway, personality development, diet, exercise and wardrobe. Make sure you watch out for Rachel’s signature walk on the runway!


She’s got causes close to her heart. 


Like many beauty queens before her, Rachel has supported a lot of causes that help other people. She's been seen advocating The Red Whistle, which is a response to the rapidly rising number of cases of HIV in the Philippines. She also loves working with Operation Smile, snapping pics with kids with cleft palates. 


If you'd like to catch Rachel's fun DIY projects on our Lifestyle segment All Abode, click here!


About Carla De Guzman
Carla de Guzman is the author of self-published books Cities, Marry Me Charlotte B! and We Go Together. She loves to travel, coming home to her dog Kimchi and spending her weekends having dinner with her crazy family by day. By night, she’s writer and an artist, spending her midnights at her desk. Follow her on Instagram (@somemidnights) for more!
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