Miss Philippines Celeste Cortesi ends her Miss Universe 2022 journey

MANILA, Philippines – Celeste Corstesi, the Philippines' Miss Universe 2022 candidate, bowed out of the competition after she failed to enter the Top 16 of the competition on Sunday, January 15.

Miss Philippines Celeste Cortesi ends her Miss Universe 2022 journey

Cortesi was not able to make it to the Top 16, where semifinalists will compete in their swimsuits and evening gown.

Cortesi, a Filipino-Italian model, was among 84 candidates who competed for 71st Miss Universe crown. She was gunning for the Philippines' fifth Miss Universe title.

The pageant is still ongoing at the New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Moving on to the next round of competition are:

Miss Universe 2022 Top 16, in order they were called:

First group
  • Puerto Rico - Ashley Cariño
  • Haiti - Mideline Phelizor
  • Australia - Monique Riley
  • Dominican Republic - Andreína Martínez
  • Laos - Payengxa Lor

Second group
  • South Africa - Ndavi Nokeri
  • Portugal - Telma Madeira
  • Canada - Amelia Tu
  • Peru - Alessia Rovegno

Third group
  • Curaçao - Gabriëla Dos Santos
  • India - Divita Rai
  • Venezuela - Amanda Dudamel
  • Spain - Alicia Faubel
  • USA - R'Bonney Gabriel
  • Colombia - María Fernanda Aristizábal

The Top 16 will then be trimmed to Top 5, who will compete in the preliminary Q&A round, and the judges will choose the top 3.

The Philippines so far has 4 Miss Universe titlists: Catriona Gray in 2018, Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, Margie Moran in 1973, and Gloria Diaz in 1969.

— The Summit Express

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  1. Very unfortunate. Expectations were too high that she will make it.

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