She certainly knows a thing or two about winning, having brought home the Miss Earth 2017 title.
And Karen Ibasco believes that her friend, Rachel Peters, will deliver come the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday (Monday, Philippine time).
"I believe Rachel can win," she told ABS-CBN News' Mario Dumaual. "It's all about having the right mindset and being consistent."
"Many contestants may be strong throughout the competition but the one who will shine the brightest on coronation night will show to everyone that she is deserving of that crown, that will surely reach a wider range of audience to inspire and motivate," she added.
Ibasco also noted that both she and Peters trained under the same camp, Rodgil Flores's Kagandahang Flores.
She continued: "I have seen her consistency and determination to proudly raise the Philippine flag for all to see and God willing we'll have the fourth Miss Universe crown."
Ibasco won the Miss Earth title early this month, the country's third win in four years.