MISS Universe-Philippines Rachel Peters has returned to the country on Monday morning from Las Vegas where she competed in the prestigious pageant, according to a live report on her arrival.
Peters, who was among the Top 10, thanked everyone who supported her in a brief speech at Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Peters said that even if she did not win the pageant, she enjoyed the experience and being a part of it.
“To all the fans, to all the Filipinos, thank you so much,” Peters said. “We didn’t take home the crown, but it was a wonderful experience for me because I know that I had the support all the way and it means so much for me.”
The beauty queen’s first plans after her return from the pageant will be to celebrate Christmas with her family and to go to the gym to fight off jet lag.
South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe 2017 on November 26. Nel-Peters and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere will be among the beauty queens who will be visiting the Philippines on December 6. ARIC JOHN SY CUA