Did you know this ? Before she entered Binibining Pilipinas, Rachel joined the Miss World Philippines 2014 pageant, where she placed 4th runner-up to Valerie Weigmann.
She is of Filipino and British descent.
The beauty queen completed her International Baccalaureate at the British School in Phuket, Thailand, and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business, Tourism and Events from La Trobe University in Australia.
Rachel Peters also won Best in Swimsuit, and impressed everyone with her response in the Question and Answer portion. She was asked, “If you were invited to speak [in the ASEAN Summit,] what would have been your message to the leaders?” Her response was nothing short of insightful:
“I believe that one of our biggest problems that our country faces today is divisiveness—in politics, in religion, and also in culture. And I believe that is something that is the same across the world. That is something that I want to address. I believe if people could learn to tolerate each other’s differences and respect each other’s opinions then we will be a stronger nation and world.”
Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Final Results
Binibining Pilipinas Universe : Rachel Peters
Binibining Pilipinas Globe : Nelda Ibe
Binibining Pilipinas International : Maria Angelica de Leon
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational : Chanel Olive Thomas
Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental : Katarina Sonja Rodriguez
Binibining Pilipinas Grand International : Elizabeth Durado Clenci
Binibining Friendship: Chanel Olive Thomas
The Face of Binibini: Rachel Peters
Binibining Talent: Dane Felisse Marasigan
National Costume: Chanel Olive Thomas
Manila Bulletin Reader's Choice: Christagale Borja
Jag Denim Queen: Rachel Peters
Best in Swimsuit: Rachel Peters
Best in Long Gown: Maria Angelica de Leon
Binibining Philippine Airlines: Katarina Sonja Rodriguez
Binibining Creamsilk: Maria Angelica de Leon
The Philippines has 3 Miss Universe winners: Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margarita Moran in 1973 and Pia Wurtzbach in 2015. But also 5 Miss International winners: Aurora Pijuan in 1970, Melanie Marquez in 1979, Lara Quigaman in 2005, Bea Santiago in 2013 and Kylie Verzosa in 2016.