WATCH: Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2017 Rachel Peters Winning Answer During Q&A Portion

On Sunday, April 2017, Rachel Peters was crowned winner of Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2017.

During the question and answer portion, she was asked by European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen: “This week, the Philippines hosted the ASEAN (Assocation of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit. If you were invited to speak, what would have been your message to the leaders?”

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She answered: “I believe that one of the biggest problems in our country facing today is divisiveness – in politics, in religion and also in culture. And I believe that it’s something that is the same across the world.

“And so that is something I would want to address. I believe that people would learn to tolerate each other’s differences and respect each other’s opinions, then we will be a stronger nation going forward.”

Watch the video below.

Aside from winning the coveted title, Peters also took home the Miss Photogenic, Best in Swimsuit, and She’s So Jag awards.