Beatrice Luigi Gomez is a Filipino model, community development worker, athlete, military sergeant, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021. Making history as the first openly bisexual woman who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines, she will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant in Eilat, Israel. She studied at the University of San Jose–Recoletos and pursued a degree in mass communication. At the same time, she also played varsity volleyball for the university. Gomez also does boxing, scuba diving, and mixed martial arts.
Gomez’s foray into the world of pageantry began in 2015 when she placed second runner-up at the Miss Mandaue 2015 pageant. Gomez represented San Fernando at the Binibining Cebu 2020 pageant and won the title, succeeding Steffi Rose Aberasturi of Mandaue City. She also won the Best in Swimwear, Miss Foton, and Miss Body Worx Medical Spa awards.
In January 2021, she completed the citizens military course training of the Philippine Army Reserve Command in Eastern Visayas which allowed her to be part of the Philippine Navy Reserve Unit, with the rank of corporal. In October 2021, Gomez was promoted to sergeant. Gomez is one of the founders of BEyouthfulPH, an organization that extends assistance in uplifting the lives of disempowered and disadvantaged children in different parts of the Philippines. One of the organization’s programs focuses on children in conflict with the law, guiding and inspiring them to become more proactive and law-abiding Filipino citizens.