Moms and Dads
6 Beauty Queens from the 2010s Who Are Now Moms
After the glitz and glamour of their reign, these beauty queens traded their crowns and sashes to start families
We all know Filipinos love watching beauty pageants and modeling contests. These competitions produced stunning faces who went on to represent the country internationally. But after the contest, these beauty queens, like the rest of the predecessors, went on to pursue different paths whether it be in corporate, business, or even showbiz.
These six names became familiar in the 2010s and now are happily raising families. Who knows, their little ones may one day surprise us and join a contest just like them.
Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Miss Universe Philippines 2011
In 2011, Shamcey, who represented General Santos in Binibining Pilipinas went on to win the Miss Universe Philippines title. She has huge shoes to follow after Venus Raj placed 4th runner-up in 2010. Shamcey proved her worth and placed 3rd runner-up in the competition held in Brazil which was won by Angola’s Leila Lopes.
After her reign, Shamcey went on to practice her architect degree and married Lloyd Lee. The two have been running various business ventures and currently raising two kids Nyke and Nathan. Shamcey is also the current national director of the Miss Universe Philippines organization.
Rachel Peters, Miss Universe Philippines 2017
Rachel first caught everyone’s eye when she competed in Miss World Philippines in 2014 and won 4th place. After three years, she made a return to the pageant scene in 2017 and won the Miss Universe Philippines title, and represented the country in Las Vegas, where she was part of the Top 10.
After relinquishing her title, Rachel did various hosting gigs and currently runs a cafe and Air BnB in Siargao. In 2021, she married longtime boyfriend Migz Villafuerte, the current governor of Camarines Sur. The couple welcomed daughter Kia Rose last October.
Katarina Rodriguez, Asia’s Next Top Model finalist, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017, and Miss World Philippines 2018
Katarina first competed in Asia’s Next Top Model in 2014 and was a runner-up. She then joined Bb. Pilipinas in 2017 where she represented the country in the Miss Intercontinental competition and was also a runner-up.
In 2018, Katarina took part in the Miss World Philippines competition and got the top crown. However, she was unplaced in the competition held in China.
After her pageant career, Katarina appeared in several TV shows. In 2021, she and partner Nino Barbers welcomed their son Robert Joaquin.
Jehza Huelar-Simon, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018
Jehza first competed in 2016 and got 2nd runner-up. She tried in 2017 and 2018 until she finally got the Miss Supranational Philippines title in 2018. The Dabawenya beauty went on to compete in Poland and placed in the Top 10.
In 2019, Jehza married basketball star PJ Simon. in 2021, the couple welcomed their son Jeidon who recently turned 1. The couple divides their time between Davao and Manila.
Karen Gallman, Miss Intercontinental 2018
Karen Gallman made history in 2018 when she became the first Filipina to win the Miss Intercontinental title. After her reign, she married longtime boyfriend Ian Garton in New Zealand in March 2020. In December of that year, she and Ian welcomed daughter Milan.
Karen and her family are currently based in Australia where the couple’s families reside.
Eva Patalinjug, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018
Eva first competed in Mutya ng Pilipinas but was unable to compete in an international competition in 2014. In 2018, she returned to the pageant scene and won the title of Bb. Pilipinas Grand International title and was sent to Myanmar.
After crowning her successor, Eva returned to Cebu where she resumed her law studies and established food businesses. In 2021, she and her boyfriend Francis Lim welcomed their son Frederick who celebrated his birthday last February. Eva is currently the national director of Hiyas ng Pilipinas pageant, the first Cebu-based pageant with the finals scheduled this March 27.
Life after pageantry
Although these queens have moved on from the limelight of pageantry, they still remain queens in people’s hearts. Their respective moments in representing the Philippines will always be remembered by fans and they still remain the epitome of grace and beauty.