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Celeste Cortesi's Vibrant Shoot for Miss Universe Philippines Is So Extra and We're Here for It

The theme for the candidates was 'color' and she absolutely nailed it!
Celeste Cortesi's Vibrant Shoot for Miss Universe Philippines Is So Extra and We're Here for It
IMAGE Junessa Rendon
The theme for the candidates was 'color' and she absolutely nailed it!

Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Celeste Cortesi has her eyes set on another crown. The Filipino-Italian is currently in the running for the Miss Universe Philippines title this year, and her victories in the Swimsuit and Casting Video challenges prove that she's making a strong case for it. 

When the competition announced its Top 32 finalists last week, the queens were tasked to pose in their most scene-stealing, colorful outfits. Celeste's photoshoot, lensed by Junessa Rendon, most certainly caught our eye.

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PHOTO BY Junessa Rendon
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The beauty queen was clad in a chromed amber bustier top by Bonita Penaranda. The designer-stylist is known for crafting these ultra-sexy pieces for many of her clients, one of which was Nicole Cordoves when she hosted the Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night just last year.

The Miss Grand Interntional 2016 runner-up was in a violet-hued ensemble, which took inspiration from a Tom Ford frock worn by Zendaya to the 2020 Critic's Choice Awards.

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Bonita teamed Celeste's top with a tailored pair of fuchsia trousers, and capped things off with a statement-making slew of gold jewelry.

The vibrant color-blocking carried over to her makeup, which was done by Guillano Valenzuela. The electric-blue eyeshadow and nude lippie totally accentuated the piercing hazelnut shade of Celeste's eyes. Mae Castillo then took care of her tresses, slicking them back and tying them into a fierce braided ponytail. 

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PHOTO BY Junessa Rendon
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PHOTO BY Junessa Rendon
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You looked absolutely divine, Celeste! We can't wait to see you and the rest of the Top 32 on stage!

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