Celeste Cortesi of Pasay is the chosen uniquely beautiful Filipina, winning the crown of Miss Universe Philippines 2022. Formerly Miss Earth Philippines 2018, the 24-year old Filipina-Italian model will now represent the country in this year’s Miss Universe pageant.
Besides winning the most prestigious title, Celeste also won Most Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit.
On the other hand, completing the other titles from her court are Michelle Dee of Makati and Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol. Dee won Miss Universe Philippines-Tourism while Amelinckx got Miss Universe Philippines-Charity.
Moreover, Annabelle McDonnell of Misamis Oriental and Katrina Llegado were placed as runners-up. They were 1st-runner and 2nd-runner up, respectively.
The finals was held at the Mall of Asia arena aptly in the City of Pasay. A star-studded one certainly, many beauty queens including 4 Miss Universe winners were present at the event. Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow served as hosts while reigning queen Harnaaz Sandhu was one of the judges.
Above all, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 and Miss Universe 2021 Top 5 finalist Beatrice Luigi Gomez crowned Cortesi as her successor.
Celeste is now aiming to win the country’s 5th Miss Universe crown.
A celestial beauty fitting for the universe. Congratulations, Celeste! A well-deserved win indeed.
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