Miss Universe PH 2022 Celeste Cortesi is Also Crowned Ms. PLDT Home

Besting 31 other candidates with her unique beauty, wit, and passion for her advocacies, Pasay City’s Celeste Cortesi clinched the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown. But it's a double win for the Filipino-Italian beauty as she has also been crowned as the new Miss PLDT Home titleholder.

The 24-year-old Cortesi is no stranger to pageants, after representing the Philippines at the Miss Earth competition in 2018. She finally reached ultimate success when she showed grace, intelligence, and candor in conquering the Miss Universe Philippines stage. She shares, “I am excited to be part of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization. I will be working with them to advance my advocacies for women’s education and protection of our country’s indigenous people and rich cultural heritage.”

Besides her advocacies, Cortesi proves that she’s a queen with a uniquely beautiful heart. Throughout the Miss Universe Philippines pageant, she has been outspoken about her deep love and care for her family. “Since I was a kid, my parents have taught me the power of gratitude and kindness for everyone I meet. I always believe that being grateful creates a ripple effect and in turn, brings the best out of people.” Cortesi further emphasized the importance of strong bonds with family and loved ones. In her
winning answer at the final question and answer portion, she said, “If I could stop time, I would spend it with my family, especially my mother. It’s been two years since I haven’t spent time with my family because they live in Italy, and I came here in the Philippines just by myself. If I had a chance to spend one day, I would definitely be with my mom, and I would just tell her how much I love her and I miss her.”

As the newest PLDT Home Ambassador, Cortesi shows that strong connections can powerfully conquer distances. After winning the Miss Universe Philippines title, she even shared a heartwarming tribute for her mom on social media with the caption: “Far from each other, but always connected. To make you proud is the greatest fulfillment of my life.”

Joining Cortesi as this year’s Miss Universe Philippines titleholders are Miss Universe Philippines Tourism Michelle Marquez Dee, Miss Universe Philippines Charity, Pauline Cucharo Amelinckx, Miss Universe Philippines 1st runner-up Annabelle McDonnell, and Miss Universe Philippines 2nd runner-up Ma. Katrina Llegado. 

PLDT Home is the official broadband partner of Miss Universe Philippines. Like with Cortesi, PLDT Home has been enabling families to do things better and to build stronger and more meaningful bonds at home may it be by being physically together or physically apart.

Cortesi will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant to be held in December in San José, California. Wishing her and our country all the best!

Follow and be part of her Miss Universe journey of using the hashtags #BeAStrongerYou, #MUPH2022, and #UniquelyBeautiful. 

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