Shaila Mae Rebortera, 25, of Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines is Miss Multinational Philippines 2021. She was crowned during the Miss World Philippines 2021 coronation night in Olongapo City, Philippines on October 3, 2021.
The Miss World Philippines 2021 coronation night was held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center in the Subic Special Economic and Freeport Zone in Olongapo City. It was the 10th edition of the national beauty pageant that selects the Philippines’ candidates in Miss World, Miss Multinational and other international beauty pageants.
Rebortera is a licensed dentist. On January 13, 2016, she competed against 11 other candidates at Miss Cebu 2016 in the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City, Philippines and became second runner-up.
Runner-up to Miss Cebu 2016 Gabrielle Raine Baljak, 23, was Tracy Maureen Perez, 28, of Cebu City. The latter went on to win Miss World Philippines 2021.
In 2018, Rebortera won two titles namely Miss Millennial Philippines 2018 and SINULOG Festival Queen 2018. She was also Reyna ng Aliwan 2018 second runner-up.
The Talisay City native will represent the Philippines at Miss Multinational 2021 in India. If she wins, she will be the international beauty pageant’s second titleholder following Sophia Senoron‘s coronation in 2017.
Broadcast live by KTX, the Miss World Philippines 2021 coronation night was hosted by Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018 Alyssa Muhlach, 25, Mister World Asia and Oceania 2019 Jody Baines “JB” Saliba, 28, Xian Lim, 32, and RJ Ledesma. Including Rebortera and Perez, 44 candidates competed for seven titles.
The other winners were Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2021 Emmanuelle Vera, 26, of Taguig City, Miss Eco Philippines 2021 Kathleen Joy Paton, 24, of Aklan, Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2021, Tatyana Alexi Austria, 18, of Parañaque City, Miss Environment Philippines 2021 Michelle Arceo, 23, of Quezon City and Miss Tourism Philippines 2021 Trisha Martinez, 23, of Laguna. There were 16 judges including Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., 55, Harry Roque, 54, Teejay Marquez, 28, David Licauco, 27, Elise Joson, 25, and Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, 52, who served as the chairman of the board of judges.
“The frontunner in all the surveys for the post of president is a woman,” Roque asked Rebortera during the final question-and-answer portion. “If she were to ask you, should she run for president even if her children are very young? What advice would you give her?”
“In the modern times right now, a woman is strong and brave in different ways,” Rebortera answered. “Other women are strong and brave because they sacrifice their career for their family and if our candidate would like to pursue becoming a president despite sacrificing time for their family in exchange of serving the Filipino people, then I would definitely support that.”