Beatrice Luigi Gomez made history by becoming the first openly bisexual Miss Universe Philippines contestant.
On September 30, the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant was held, with Beatrice Luigi Gomez emerging victorious. The 26-year-old Cebuana beauty is the pageant's first openly queer champion.
Throughout her pageant career, Gomez has been open about her relationship with girlfriend Kate Jagdon. On Instagram, the two routinely share photos of themselves. In an interview with the Cebu Daily News, Gomez expressed her hope that the LGBTQ+ community will soon be free of bullying and violence.
The Cebuana beauty made history when she became the first openly LGBTQIA+ person to earn the coveted and prestigious title.
Kate Jagdon Bio
Kate, who was born in 1995, is a fitness enthusiast as well as an entrepreneur and DJ.
Kate was born in the Philippines and shared a gorgeous photo of the breathtaking environment on Instagram in May 2021.
She added a caption on the photo,” Proud to call this my home, located in the Northern part of Cebu specifically in Bogo City, my hometown, lies a captivating islet which is believed to be the sunken ship off the cursed Capitan Basilio.
"Not only is it a gorgeous site above the sea but it also has a rich marine life".
Beatrice, from Cebu City, was extremely upfront about her connection with Kate throughout the Miss Universe Philippines competition.
She has over 39,000 Instagram followers and frequently posts photos from travels and dates with Beatrice.
Following Beatrice's victory, Kate took to Instagram to congratulate her on her accomplishment.
She wrote: "You have proved once again @beatriceluigigmz that you’re worthy of all the big things in life.
"Congratulations to you for doing it once again! We are so proud of you!
"The new Ms. Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez and the rest of her court, besting over 99 other candidates in the competition.
"Your journey of being authentic is an inspiration to every Filipino."
Beatrice Luigi Gomez & Kate Jagdon Have Been Dating For How Long?
Beatrice Luigi Gomez and Kate Jagdon have been together for almost seven years. They adopted a cat named Twix during the pandemic.
Cebu Daily News quoted Beatrice as saying,
”When I met my girlfriend I was fixed on what I wanted regardless of what other people say and I felt that I didn’t owe anyone any explanation, that’s why I did not have to come out."
Kate Jagdon's Social Media Presence
Kate is a frequent Instagram user who has a sizeable following. Her Instagram handle is @kate_jagdon, and she has over 43.8K followers. Her social media posts are primarily about fitness and her romantic life with her bisexual boyfriend Luigi Gomez.