Congratulations are in order for Celeste Cortesi for just winning the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown! After weeks of stiff competition, Bea Gomez officially passes down the title to the Pasay representative, who will now go on to represent the country on the international stage.
During the final Q&A portion, Celeste was asked what she would do if she could stop time for a day. Her gracious answer was that, "If I could stop time, I would spend time with my family, especially my mother. It's been two years that I didn't see my family because they live in Italy and I came here in the Philippines just by myself. So if I had 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.."
Celeste Cortesi of Pasay is Miss Universe Philippines 2022
The four other queens joining Celeste in the Top 5 are as follows:
Miss Universe-Philippines Tourism: Michelle Marquez Dee (Makati)
Miss Universe-Philippines Charity: Pauline Amelinkx (Bohol)
Miss Universe-Philippines 1st Runner-Up: Annabelle McDonnell (Misamis Oriental)
Miss Universe-Philippines 2nd Runner-Up: Katrina Llegado (Taguig)
Here's a rundown of all the Special Award winners:
Miss Friendship: Jewel Alexandria Palacat (Ilocos Sur)
Miss Photogenic: Celeste Cortesi (Pasay)
Best in National Costume: Julia Calleja Saubier (Albay)
Best in Swimsuit: Celeste Cortesi (Pasay)
Best in Evening Gown: Michelle Marquez Dee (Makati)
A big congratulations to all of the ladies at this year's pageant! We're rooting for you, Celeste!
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