Miss Philippines, Armenia enjoy candid moment during Miss Universe 2021 shoot

December 6, 2021 - 2:15 PM
Bea Gomez and Nane Avetisyan
Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Gomez and Miss Universe Armenia 2021 Nane Avetisyan riding in an ATV and Gomez carrying Avetisyan on her back. (Photo from Instagram/missuniverse and Twitter/MissUniverse)

Miss Universe 2021 bets Beatrice Luigi Gomez and Nane Avetisyan had a candid moment during a photoshoot in Eilat, Israel where some contestants rode all-terrain vehicles in the mountains.

The Twitter account of the prestigious beauty pageant uploaded a behind-the-scene footage of Miss Philippines’ Gomez and Miss Armenia Avetisyan’s piggyback ride photo while having fun.

“Always ready for a photo op (opportunity)!” the post’s caption reads.

In the video, Gomez was seen carrying Avetisyan behind her back while another voice could be heard in the background exclaiming, “There! Hmmm, nice, that’s better!”

The video has gained more than 39,400 views on the microblogging platform as of this writing.

The video caught some Pinoys’ attention who shared quips directed to Gomez.

“Hoy, Miss Armenia pasan na niyan buong Pilipinas, dinagdagan mo pa hahahahhskksksksk #missuniverse,” a Twitter user joked.

“Baklaaa korona ang iuwi, hindi kandidata!” another Twitter user quipped in response to the clip.

Gomez is the country’s first Miss Universe Philippines candidate who is part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Some online users also noted how strong Gomez is for managing to carry Avetisyan.

“Strong core Luigi!” one tweeted. 

“Queen B lang sakalam. A strong woman, indeed,”a Twitter user said.

Other online users noticed Gomez’s long legs during the shoot and lauded her posture during the piggyback ride shot.

“The category is… Legs!!!!!! #BeatriceLuigiGomez

Netizens also lauded Gomez for being friendly and calm. They also praised the overall energy and disposition of the two candidates during the shoot which they found “cute.”

“I like Bea’s calm energy,” another online user reacted to the post.

“Bea is Bea! Not the conventional pa-sweet Maria Clara queen! Tahimik pero deadly, but very friendly,” a fan said.

Napakaaaa-cuteeee ni Luigiiii, lavan mare, tama ‘yan enjoy muna before i-uwi ang korona,” a Twitter user wrote, accompanied by kissing face and crown emojis.

Gomez and Avetisyan also shared their own pictures from the photoshoot on their Instagram accounts.

The Philippine bet showed off her background with the caption: “Escape to the sun and #traveltoEilat.”

The Armenia bet, on the other hand, had a more candid caption, as well as a set of photos.

“Today, we had a crazy day with my girls. If I got [paid] every time when I heard ‘You are going fast’ or ‘slower’’ or ‘please be careful… I would be a millionaire now. And meet my partner in crime: @beatriceluigigmz. She is so nice, caring and REAL!” she wrote with a series of emojis.

The Instagram account of the pageant also shared photos of Gomez and Avetistyan as well as photos of other candidates having fun while riding ATVs in the mountains.

“Off-road to the crown part 2,” its caption reads.


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Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor during the 70th edition of Miss Universe on December 12 (December 13 Philippine time).

The Miss Universe coronation night will be staged at the Red Sea resort of Eilat amid the threats of coronavirus variant, Omicron.

READ: Israel to host Miss Universe contest despite Omicron

Gomez will compete against more than 70 other candidates for the crown.

If she wins, this will be the fifth Miss Universe crown taken home by a Filipina beauty.