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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Celeste Cortesi

While it's their stature that gets beauty queens noticed, it's the intangibles that ultimately set apart who brings home the crown. Our current Miss Universe Philippines is just oozing with both. With her stunning good looks and refreshing personality, one can't help but be fascinated by Celeste Cortesi. She's everything you'd imagine a beauty queen to be, and at the same time, isn't. 

In this episode of 10 Things, the 24-year-old opens up to Preview and shares fun facts you probably didn't know about her. Sharing personal anecdotes about herself, we get to learn more about the struggles that shaped her, as well as the quirks and preferences that make up her unapologetically authentic self. Press play and get to know our October 2022 cover star a whole lot better!

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1. Her weird food combination is parma ham and melon.

The Filipina-Italian revealed that she didn't really consider this weird, until others pointed it out. ICYDK, this combination is actually considered a traditional pairing where she grew up!

2. She wanted to pursue psychology.

Celeste previously revealed that one of the reasons why she didn't go to college was because she wanted to help her mom out. We learned that if she did attend university, she would've pursued psychology.

PHOTO BY Instagram/celeste_cortesi

3. Her favorite Filipino food is kare-kare.

Debunking all stereotypes about beauty queens and food, Celeste had a lot of good things to say about her favorite Filipino dish. 

4. She finds comfort in reading her dad's poems.

The beauty queen has always been vocal about her love for family. Aside from honoring her late father with her evening gown, it turns out she also keeps him close through his poetry. She revealed that she turns to his collection of poems for comfort during hard times.

PHOTO BY Instagram/themissuniversephilippines

5. Her favorite place in the world is Greece.

The two-time Best in Swimsuit awardee is a true blue waterbaby. She considers Greece as her favorite place on Earth and we can't say that we're surprised.

6. She's more of an introvert.

While she considers herself an introvert, she shared that she appreciates good conversation and can easily socialize if needed.

PHOTO BY Instagram/celeste_cortesi

7. She has 11 tattoos.

Find out their hidden meanings here!

8. Her morning routine consists of skin care, meditation, and feeding her pets.

These three are her non-negotiables!

PHOTO BY Instagram/celeste_cortesi

9. Her favorite makeup product is lipstick.

Whether it's MLBB or a bold red, she understands the transformative power of a quick swipe. "Even if I don't wear makeup at all, at least I put on my lipstick," Celeste revealed.

10. She taught herself how to speak English.

Did you know? The beauty queen taught herself English when she first went back to the Philippines. With practice and determination, she can now freely express herself in this language. So inspiring!

PHOTO BY Instagram/celeste_cortesi

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