Celeste Cortesi ends Miss Universe 2022 journey early, fails to make Top 16
Philippines’ bet Celeste Cortesi has failed to advance to the Top 16 of the Miss Universe 2022 pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana in the U.S. on Saturday, Jan. 14 (morning of Jan. 15 in the Philippines).
Below is the list of candidates who advanced to the Top 16:
- Puerto Rico, Ashley Cariño
- Haiti, Mideline Phelizor
- Australia, Monique Riley
- Dominican Republic, Andreína Martínez
- Laos, Payengxa Lor
- South Africa, Ndavi Nokeri
- Portugal, Telma Madeira
- Canada, Amelia Tu
- Peru, Alessia Rovegno
- Trinidad and Tobago, Tya Jané Ramey
- Curaçao, Gabriëla Dos Santos
- India, Divita Rai
- Venezuela, Amanda Dudamel
- Spain, Alicia Faubel
- USA, R’bonney Gabriel
- Colombia, María Fernanda Aristizábal
Prior to the pageant, Cortesi was chosen as one of the frontrunners by international pageant publications Missosology and Sash Factor earlier this weekend. Also included in their final hot picks are Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Dominican Republic, and USA.
Miss Universe Norway 2022 Ida Anette Hauan didn’t make it to the pageant’s coronation night since she’s currently “ill,” according to hosts Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Olivia Culpo.
The Filipina-Italian lass made a statement at the 71st Miss Universe preliminary competition last Thursday, Jan. 12 with a pink two-piece swimsuit and a cape with hand prints, as well as a sky blue evening gown and Darna-inspired national costume by Oliver Tolentino.
The Philippines currently has four Miss Universe winners, namely, Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margarita Moran in 1973, Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, and Catriona Gray in 2018.
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