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Did You Know? Michael Leyva Made Not One, But Four Evening Gowns for Celeste Cortesi

Did You Know? Michael Leyva Made Not One, But Four Evening Gowns for Celeste Cortesi
IMAGE Instagram/michaelleyva_
These were other options Celeste had for Miss Universe.

Celeste Cortesi looked stunning in her evening gowns for the Miss Universe 2022 pageant. The 25-year-old Filipino-Italian model wore, not just one, but two creations of Los Angeles-based fashion designer Oliver Tolentino.

The first one was a sky-blue column gown with art deco details, which she wore during the preliminary evening gown competition.

PHOTO BY Instagram/themissuniverseph

She wore another gown—a mermaid gown with a plunging neckline and butterfly embroidery—during the pageant's grand coronation night

PHOTO BY Dion Trinidad

    But Celeste actually had several other gown options for the pageant. In a series of Instagram posts after the pageant, fashion designer Michael Leyva revealed all of the four gowns he made for her.

    In his first post, Michael uploaded a video of Celeste fitting the fully beaded sky blue Swarovski gown with cape. In the caption, the designer thanked the beauty queen for giving her best in representing the country in the said international pageant well. He wrote, "You’re still our Miss Universe. Thank you for making us all proud."

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    In a separate post, Michael showed the two other sky blue gowns he made for Celeste. His caption read, published as is: "She is indeed #celestial. Gown options i made for her for the evening gown competition. Thank you our queen @celeste_cortesi for making us all proud."

    The first one is an asymmetrical fringed column gown with a mid-baring cutout.

    PHOTO BY Instagram/michaelleyva_

    The other one is an asymmetrical slip dress with side cut-outs and a thigh-high slit.

    PHOTO BY Instagram/michaelleyva_

    The fourth gown Michael made for Celeste was the metallic gold slip dress that the beauty queen wore during the Miss Universe 2022 welcome dinner last January 10.

    PHOTO BY Instagram/michaelleyva_

    This story originally appeared on Pep.phMinor edits have been made by the editors.

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