She's aiming to become only the fourth Filipina to win the prestigious Miss Universe beauty pageant.
But before that, Rachel Peters stopped by "Tonight with Boy Abunda" and shared her contest preparations, why she has yet to extensively check out the competition, and how she plans to have fun and learn from the unique experience.
She also spoke highly of her boyfriend, Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte, who has been helping her stay calm and focused.
The Philippines last won the Miss Universe crown in 2015, when Pia Wurtzbach donned the country's colors. Last year in Manila, Maxine Medina finished in the Top 6.