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Miss Universe PH 2022 is Filipino-Italian Celeste Cortesi

Model and former Miss EPhilippines-Earth
by The reportr team
Apr 30, 2022
Photo/s: The Miss Universe Philippines/Instagram

Filipino-Italian model Celeste Cortesi was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2022, becoming the first to win the national qualifiers for both Miss Earth and Miss Universe.

Cortesi beat Michelle Dee, a former Miss World Philippines who finished in the semis of Miss World 2019. Cortesi was a semifinalist in Miss Earth 2018.


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  • Miss Universe Philippines 2022 - Pasay, Celeste Cortesi
  • Miss Universe Philippines Tourism - Makati, Michelle Dee
  • Miss Universe Philippines Charity - Bohol, Pauline Amelinckx
  • First Runner-up - Misamis Oriental, Annabelle Macdonnell
  • Second Runner-up - Taguig, Katrina Llegado
  • Viral songs from the last two editions are performed -- "Magandang Dilag" by JM Bales and "Diwata" by Sam Concepcion.
  • Bohol is asked, what is one changing decision you made. She said it's joining Miss Universe Philippines the second time despite bashing.
  • Pasay is asked, if you could stop time for a day how would you spend it. She says she'll spend it with family, whom she misses due to the pandemic.
  • Taguig is asked, what's the one thing you could teach Filipinos. She says, start loving yourself. Conquer your fears. Be a better person.
  • Makati is asked, what is your greatest fear. She says its making a fool of herself. She says she feels pressure. She says she wants to make the country proud.
  • Misamis Oriental is asked, what is your biggest insecurity. She says its her economic status. She says she overcome being an orphan.
  • Top 5 - Misamis Oriental, Makati, Taguig, Pasay, Bohol.
  • Wurtzbach interviews Top 10.
  • Top 10 - Makati, Pasay, Baguio, Taguig, Misamis Oriental, Cebu Province, Bohol, Cebu City, Albay, Iloilo Province
    Best in Evening Gown -- Makati, Michelle Marquez Dee
  • Beatrice Luigi Gomez, the first openly bisexual Miss Universe-Philippines, speaks to the hosts wearing a black tuxedo and pink heels.
  • Best in Swimsuit -- Pasay, Celeste Cortesi
  • Semifinalists compete in swimsuit. Sam Concepcion debuts new song, in his second straight year performing during swimsuit. His song for 2021, "Diwata", is a viral TikTok jam.
  • Top 16 Semifinalists -- Nueva Vizcaya, Gillian de Mesa; Taguig, Katrina Llegado; Cebu City, Chantal Elise Schmidt; Aklan, Jona Sweett; Makati, Michelle Marquez Dee; Albay, Julia Calleja Saubier; Palawan, Angelica Lopez; Iloilo Province, Vanessa Caro; Baguio City, Ghenesis Latugat; Cebu Province, Lou Dominique Piczon; Misamis Oriental, Annabelle Macdonnel; Bohol, Pauline Cucharo Amelinckx; Ilocos Sur, Jewel Palacat; Laguna, Sonja Tanyag; Pasay City, Celeste Cortesi; Iloilo City, Dorothy Gemillan.
  • Best in National Costume is Albay, Julia Calleja Saubier
  • Miss Photogenic is Pasay, Celeste Cortesi
  • Miss Friendship is Ilocos Sur, Jewel Palacat.
  • Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran from the Philippines is acknowledged in the crowd.
  • Thirty-one candidates will be narrowed down to 16 for the semifinals.
  • Miss Benguet Shawntel Cruz fails to make the finals as she is "under the weather".
  • Crowd cheers hosts Pia Wurtzbach, Demi Tebow and Iris Mittenaere, all Miss Universe winners.
  • Contestants enter one by one in glittery cocktail dresses and fabric wings.
  • Reigning MUPH Beatrice Luigi Gomez walks onstage.
  • Program starts at 7:36 p.m. with Bamboo. Venue is MOA Arena.
  • The show, scheduled at 7 p.m., has not started as of 7:06 p.m.
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