(UPDATED) Beatrice Gomez is a step closer to winning the Miss Universe crown as she enters the Top 5 of the 70th edition of the pageant in Eilat, Israel.
She is set to take part in a question and answer round, which will narrow down the candidates to three.
The rest of the Top 5 include representatives from India, South Africa, Paraguay, and Colombia.
It was in 2018 when the Philippines last made it to the Top 5 of Miss Universe. Catriona Gray went on to win the country's fourth crown after Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Margie Moran (1973), and Gloria Diaz (1969).
Gomez is the second candidate sent by the newly formed Miss Universe Philippines organization after Rabiya Mateo, who concluded her stint on the international stage in the Top 21 earlier this year.
The 70th Miss Universe pageant is still ongoing, and viewers in the Philippines can tune in to the live telecast on A2Z channel 11.