Miss Universe Philippines 2022 is Celeste Cortesi of Pasay City

The newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2022 is Miss Celeste Cortesi of Pasay City. She will be the country’s representative for the 71st Miss Universe pageant this December. Miss Universe Philippines coronation night was held on April 30, 2022 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Miss Universe Philippines 2022

For this year’s pageant, former Miss Universe titleholders Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow hosted the event. Meanwhile, reigning Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu was the pageant’s special guest and judge. It is the most star-studded coronation night the Philippines ever had. Kicking off with the production number, the 32 candidates graced the stage. This was then followed by the swimsuit competition, then evening gown, and Q&A.

Here are the other winners:

Miss Universe Philippines Tourism: Michelle Dee, Makati
Miss Universe Philippines Charity: Pauline Amelincx, Bohol
1st runner-up: Annabelle McDonnell, Misamis Oriental
2nd runner-up: Ma. Katrina Llegado, Taguig

In 2018, Miss Cortesi was crowned Miss Philippines Earth and finished in the Top 8 of the global competition held in the Philippines. Winning the Miss Universe Philippine title, marks her second national title.

Meanwhile, Miss Marilit Katipunan Iligan of Negros Oriental made it to the Top 16 of the pageant. Top 10 of the competition are Michelle Marquez Dee of Makati, Celeste Cortesi of Pasay, Ghenesis Latugat of Baguio, Katrina Llegado of Taguig, Annabelle MacDonnel of Misamis Oriental, Lou Dominique Piczon of Cebu Province, Pauline Cucharo Amelinckx of Bohol, Chantal Elise Schmidt of Cebu City, Julia Calleja Saubier of Albay and Vanessa Ann Caro of Iloilo Province.

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