Miss Universe Philippines lauds Celeste Cortesi after early exit in Miss Universe
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Miss Universe Philippines lauds Celeste Cortesi after early exit in Miss Universe

Jun 15, 2023

The Miss Universe Philippines Organization is still all praises for Celeste Cortesi after her early exit in the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday.

The Filipina-Italian beauty queen missed the Top 16, the first time since 2009 that the Philippines did not make it to the semifinals of the competition.

Filipina-American R'Bonney Gabriel of the United States won the crown.

"You inspired us with your beauty, grace, and perseverance. Thank you for giving an amazing performance for the country, @celeste_cortesi!" the organization said on Instagram.

During the preliminaries, Celeste turned heads with her shimmering baby blue evening gown with a thigh-high slit. She also showcased her fit figure in a pink bikini with an inspiring cape.

For her national costume, Celeste channeled her inner superhero as she dressed as Darna, the iconic character from Mars Ravelo's comic series.

We're proud of you, Celeste!

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—Kimberly Tsao/MGP, GMA Integrated News

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