Celeste Cortesi of Pasay was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2022 during a live coronation night held in the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, April 30.
Celeste, 24, was crowned by Beatrice Luigi Gomez, who placed Top 5 at the Miss Universe 2021.
What we find most amazing about Celeste is that she really saw this for herself and remained incredibly focused on her goals as seen in this Instagram post from back in January.
Four other women were crowned as well…
Miss Universe Philippines Tourism: Makati, Michelle Marquez Dee
Miss Universe Philippines Charity: Bohol, Pauline Cucharo Amelinckx
Miss Universe Philippines 1st runner-up: Misamis Oriental, Annabelle McDonnell
Miss Universe Philippines 2nd runner-up: Taguig, Ma. Katrina Llegado
Present at the coronation were Miss Universe 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu, and Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray, as special guests.
Hosts included Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach; Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere and Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Tebow.