Nakabalik na ng Pilipinas si Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi.
Bigo mang makapasok sa Top 16 at maiuwi ang ikalimang korona ng Miss Universe para sa bansa, proud na proud pa rin si Celeste na naging kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa most prestigious beauty pageant in the universe.
“I’m finally back home. The entire year has been the most challenging, and yet most exciting time of my life.
“To represent my country, The Philippines, is my greatest honor,” bahagi ng post ni Celeste sa Instagram kagabi, January 23, 2023.
Ayon pa sa Filipino-Italian beauty queen, matagal na niyang nais kilalanin ang Pilipinas kaya pumuslit siya mula Italy papunta sa bansa noong kabataan niya.
“I’ve always had the burning passion for my country, I was always very curious about The Philippines with its Islands, People and Culture and I will continue the pursuit of my Filipina Identity.
“I challenged myself and stepped out of my comfort zone by flying here alone as a very young woman.
“I’ve always known by heart that there are NO limits in what you can achieve as long as you are committed to the vision and your intentions are pure, as I have done by pushing myself beyond my limits in the services of my advocacies, training, and learning.
“I am discovering purposes that goes beyond my self ambitions and I am immensely grateful to have had the chance to represent all Filipinos and all the sweet fans of pageantry around the world.”
Nagpasalamat si Celeste sa kanyang team, pamilya, at mga tagahanga na humuhugot sa kanya ng inspirasyon.
Magpapatuloy aniya siyang maging gabay at inspirasyon nila, may Miss Universe crown man o wala.
Saad ni Celeste, “To my team, thank you for being my safe place. You all believed in me more than anyone else and I am honored to be a part of this family.
“To my fans, I feel your love, I hear your support, and I see your messages everyday. I now believe that my purpose is to inspire, and I will NEVER stop inspiring and motivating all of you, with or without the Universe Crown. I am committed.
“To my family and loved ones, thank you for never leaving my side. I wouldn’t know what to do without you. I am the luckiest person in the world and even tho I don’t express it as much as I would want to, just know I truly love you.
“To my country, I stand PROUD to be a Filipina.
“To my father, you guided me up to this day, you still are and will always do. I feel your protection. If you are redirecting me to a different path, to what is truly meant for me, I trust you and I know I still am in the right place at the right time. Thank you , my guardian angel.
“Love, Celeste Rabimbi Cortesi
“Forever your Miss Philippines.”
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Ang kandidata ng USA, ang Filipino-American na si R’Bonney Gabriel, ang itinanghal na Miss Universe 2022.