MANILA, Philippines – Miss Pasay Celeste Cortesi is Miss Universe Philippines 2022!
She was crowned by reigning Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City on Saturday night, April 30, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
|Congratulations to Celeste Cortesi, the new Miss Universe Philippines! Photo Credit: Facebook/Miss Universe Philippines|
Cortesi will represent the country at the 71st Miss Universe pageant.
She also won Best in Swimsuit, Miss Photogenic and some minor awards such as Press’ Choice, Miss Avana and Miss Aqua Boracay.
In the final question and answer portion, she was asked: “If you could stop time for a day, how would you spend it?”
Her winning answer was: “If I could stop time, I would spend it with my family, especially mother. It’s been two years since I haven’t spent time with my family because they live in Italy, and I came here in the Philippines just by myself. If I had a chance to spend one day, I would definitely be with my mom, and I would just tell her how much I love her and I miss her.”
Cortesi will take home the following prizes: brand new car, endorsements for Creamsilk, Lazada and more.
Also announced on Saturday were the newly added title holders and runners up of the pageant:
- Miss Universe Philippines Tourism 2022: Makati – Michelle Daniela Dee
- Miss Universe Philippines Charity 2022: Bohol – Pauline Amelinckx
- 1st Runner Up: Misamis Oriental – Annabelle Mae McDonnell
- 2nd Runner Up: Taguig – Maria Katrina Llegado
SEE ALSO: LIST OF WINNERS: Miss Universe Philippines 2022
|From L-R: Miss Misamis Oriental Annabelle Mae McDonnell, Miss Makati Michelle Daniela Dee, Miss Pasay Celeste Cortesi, Miss Bohol Pauline Amelinckx and Miss Taguig Maria Katrina Llegado.|
Thirty one (31) delegates from around the country competed live and in-person for the title. They were chosen from the series of challenges that trimmed the final cut from initially chosen 50.
In a historic event in Philippine pageantry, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Tebow served as hosts of the coronation night.
— The Summit Express