Tracy Maureen Perez was crowned Miss World Philippines during a final, held on October 3, 2021 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center, Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines. The 28-year-old representative of Cebu beaten 44 other candidates to win this the title and to succeed Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Dee. She will represent the country at the 70th Miss World contest to be held in December in Puerto Rico.
Perez who wowed the judges in the swimsuit, evening gown, and Q&A portions also went home with 5 special awards early in the evening, underlining her status as one of the title favorites. The Cebuana stunner’s special awards include Best in Swimsuit, BlueWater Day Spa, Artopian Internationale, Miss Bench, and Miss Dermfix.
Born in 1993, Tracy hails originally from Baguyan, Agusan del Sur and currently resides in Cebu city. Tracy has inspiration right at home as her mother Chona Perez, who raised Tracy as a single mother, was a Binibining Cebu finalist and was once named among Cebu’s Five Prettiest. Tracy earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of San Carlos – Cebu from 2008 to 2014. Currently, the beauty queen works as an associate software engineer at Accenture and also as a model on the side.
Not new to the pageant world, Tracy’s first pageant was in USC’s Miss TC 2011, which she won. Then she went on to participate in Miss Cebu 2016 where she was placed first runner-up in the competition. Tracy represented Argao in Binibining Cebu 2017 and ranked sixth. She represented Madridejos in Binibining Cebu 2018 and was crowned Binibining Cebu Charity 2018. In 2019, she decided to give pageantry another go as she participated in Miss World Philippines 2019 and placed in the Top 12. Last year, Tracy represented Cebu City at Miss Universe Philippines 2020 where she won the awards of Best in Swimsuit Photo and Miss Photogenic.
The 2021 Miss World Philippines’ court includes :
- Miss Eco Philippines 2021: Kathleen Joy Paton (Aklan)
- Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2021: Zoe Emmanuelle Vera (Taguig)
- Miss Tourism Philippines 2021: Trisha Martinez (Laguna)
- Miss Environment Philippines 2021: Michelle Arceo (Quezon City)
- Miss Multinational Philippines 2021: Shaila Mae Rebortera (Cebu)
- Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2021: Tatyana Alexi Austria (Parañaque City)
- 1st Princess: Riana Agatha Pangindian (Pasig City)
- 2nd Princess: Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan (Cavite)