MANILA, Philippines – The search for the next Miss Universe is on and the Philippines’ Celeste Cortesi is all set for the competition!
On Thursday, November 17, the beauty queen shared her official headshot photo for the pageant. Celeste looked fierce in a thin-strapped black gown with a pair of sparkly earrings.
“Thank you for your unconditional love and support. Mahal ko kayo (I love you),” she wrote.
Pageant fans can vote for Celeste’s photo through the Miss Universe website or app.
On her official bio for the pageant, it said that Celeste “embarked on a transformational journey of self-discovery that led to more than just discovering her roots, it gained her the love of an entire nation and a purpose beyond herself.”
Fellow beauty queens such as Gazini Ganados, Tracy Maureen Perez, and Kathleen Paton sent in their well-wishes for Celeste’s pageant journey.
The 24-year-old beauty queen from Pasay is competing in hopes of clinching the country’s fifth Miss Universe crown.
The Miss Universe 2022 competition is set for January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. – Rappler.com