Celeste Cortesi Wiki, Biography
The 71st Miss Universe 2022 pageant aired its finale as the top 16 contestants did their best to be crowned winners. All the entrants representing their countries were equally strong, making the competition anything but easy.
The top 16 contestants who made it through the preliminary round competed against each other in a new set of rounds, all hoping to impress the judges and take one step closer to winning the title. Among the top beauty queens selected for the next round of the pageant was Celeste Cortesi, who represented the Philippines.
The Miss Universe 2022 beauty pageant was held on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Here is everything you need to know about Celeste Cortesi from the Philippines.
Celeste Cortesi of Miss Universe 2022 hopes to buy a retirement home for her mother
Celeste Cortesi, a 25-year-old Filipino-Italian, who represented the Philippines at Miss Universe 2022, hopes to pursue a career in the real estate industry.
In the preliminary round, Celeste surprised the judges by walking the runway while wearing a pink bikini. During the preliminaries, she also wore a beautiful light blue dress. In addition, she also represented her country by wearing a Darna-inspired outfit as her national costume. According to her Miss Universe biography of her, the beauty queen is on her path to self-discovery and finding a purpose:
“She embarked on a transformative journey of self-discovery that led her to more than just discovering her roots, it earned her the love of an entire nation and a purpose beyond herself. Cortesi works with Save the Children Philippines with a special focus on curbing hunger and malnutrition crisis.”
“The organization provides resources to the most vulnerable children to ensure they grow up healthy. It is a cause close to her heart as it reminds her of her mother’s struggles to raise her and her siblings.”
Her biography further reveals,
“She also supports MindNation, a mental health and wellness organization, which provides talks, training and therapy to those in need. Cortesi hopes to continue her studies in real estate and pursue a career in the field. Her biggest dream is to move her mother back to the Philippines and buy a house for her retirement.”
When it comes to her social media presence, Celeste has over 638k followers on Twitter. She won the Miss Philippines 2022 title before representing her nation on the world stage.
Although Celeste made it to the top 16, she unfortunately failed to make it to the final. This is the first time since 2009 that the Philippines has not reached the final of the beauty pageant.
The New Orleans Morial Convention Center in Louisiana hosted the 71st coronation of Miss Universe on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
Although each Miss Universe 2022 contestant deserved her title in her own way, because of her unique talents and philosophies, only one of her was able to take home the crown and the rest of the grand prize. Harnaaz Sandhu, the reigning Miss Universe, handed over her crown to the new title holder, R’Bonney Gabriel of the United States.