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We *Love* The Special Meaning Behind Miss Universe PH Bea Luigi Gomez's Tattoo

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ICYMI, The Philippines' very own Beatrice Luigi Gomez looked stunning at the Miss Universe 2021 preliminary competition! 

The 26-year-old wowed everyone with her unique national costume created by designers Axel Que and Manny Halasan, which was inspired by the Philippines’ mythical serpent-like dragon, the Bakunawa.

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During the evening gown portion, Bea also turned heads when she wore a fiery red asymmetrical gown by Filipino designer Francis Libiran

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But aside from her jaw-dropping looks and performances, netizens particularly loved how she proudly showed off her cool tattoo!  

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In case you missed it, Bea has an armband tattoo on her right arm, and there's actually a ~*special*~ meaning behind it. 

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In a previous interview with Unang Hirit, the Cebuana beauty revealed that she got the tatt on her 23rd birthday, and it signifies her "blossoming into womanhood."

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According to Bea, an armband typically symbolizes "death." But for her, "it [represents] the end of my being a girl" and the cherry blossom detail represents her "becoming a woman."

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Before flying off to Israel, the beauty queen also got three new tattoos on her fingers!

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On Instagram, Cebu-based tattoo artist Boots Brandon shared snaps of Bea’s newly inked fingers. He wrote, "Tattoo session with the Miss Universe Philippines 2021, Beatrice Luigi Gomez. Thank you for being a representative of unapologetic self-expression despite the odds you've faced in your career. Until next time and good luck in the Miss Universe 2021 competition!" 

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What do you think of Bea's ~cool~ tattoos?

Catch the Miss Universe 2021 pageant live from Eilat, Israel on Monday, December 13, on A2Z channel 11, at 7:30 am. 

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