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The Internet Has the Most Stunned Reactions to Celeste Cortesi's Miss Universe Finish

The Internet Has the Most Stunned Reactions to Celeste Cortesi's Miss Universe Finish
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We're still proud of you, Celeste!

Celeste Cortesi’s Miss Universe run has now concluded, as this year’s Philippine representative failed to make it to the pageant’s Top 16.

Breaking the country’s 12-year streak at the pageant’s semifinals since Venus Raj in 2010, Filipinos on the internet, alongside local celebrities, have expressed their shock with the results. 

Here’s what netizens and Filipino celebrities have to say about Celeste Cortesi’s Miss Universe finish:

After a suspense-filled announcement, the 71st Miss Universe's semifinalists wrapped up with Miss Colombia, the last candidate to be declared. Tuned-in Filipinos took some time to process what they have (or haven't) heard.

Some went into the bargaining stage, with celebs like Chie Filomeno asking for a "plot twist"!

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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray was cool and composed as a backstage commentator, who reassured the Philippines and others who didn't make the cut.

"Guys, you're not alone," she said. "Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Indonesia—I know you might be feeling a little bit of disappointment right now, but we always have next year."

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Other netizens went into a humorous route with meme reactions, including Vice Ganda, who's hoping for a different set of results in tonight's rerun.

Meanwhile, users like former Miss Universe Philippines hopeful Ayn Bernos pondered about the "new era" for the pageant.

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Still, netizens also shared their love for Celeste and her splendid run.

Thank you for representing the Philippines, Celeste. We're still proud of you!

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