Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi has been receiving hate from Thai pageant fans after a Facebook page published malicious posts about her.
On August 1, a famous plastic surgery clinic in Bangkok posted Miss Universe Thailand 2022 Anna Sueangam-iam’s transformation photos, which were met with mixed reactions from pageant enthusiasts.
Just a day after the post went viral online, a Thai pageant fan page with more than 80,000 followers published photos of Celeste and TV host Willie Revillame with the hashtag “#MissingYouDaddy” included in the caption.
It also posted edited before-and-after photos of the beauty queen, labeling her as “Miss Surgery Philippines 2022.” Celeste’s fans were quick to defend the Filipino-Italian pageant titleholder.
Despite the hate that she has been receiving, Celeste remains graceful in addressing the issue.
“People keep tagging me in edited photos of me, insults and threats. I have seen quite a lot just today and now before going to sleep. After the talk we had last week, I was hoping that this unnecessary cyberbullying would somehow stop or lessen,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I invite my fans to not answer and fight back please. If you want to protect me, then simply use the hashtag #kindnesscampaign. Let’s not engage with any form of hate.”
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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