Celeste Cortesi Dresses Up As Darna For Miss Universe National Costume Competition

Celeste Cortesi’s National Costume At Miss Universe 2022

CELESTE CORTESI – Philippines’ bet Celeste Cortesi channeled Darna, in her national costume at the Miss Universe 2022 National Costume competition.

Miss Universe fever was in full swing as the contestants for the 71st edition of the prestigious pageant took the stage on January 12 for its preliminary competition. Celeste Cortesi, who represented the Philippines, undoubtedly made the local pageant fans happy with her performance and appearance, honoring both her advocacy and Filipino artistry.

For the swimsuit round of the preliminary competition, the Filipino-Italian beauty queen highlighted her experience in visiting the youth and their families during the Save the Children Philippines outreach in Marawi” by strutting down the catwalk in a bright pink bikini with a symbolic white cloak decorated with hand prints.

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During the evening gown segment, Celeste Cortesi looked absolutely stunning in an amazing long dress by Filipino fashion designer Oliver Tolentino. The dress has a sweetheart neckline, art deco accents, and sheer panels in the skirt. Since her father gave her the name Celeste, which in Italian means “heavenly and sky blue,” her gown is sky blue in color.

National Costume came right after the preliminary performance today in New Orleans, Louisiana. All 84 delegates dressed in national costumes, many of which were inspired by the history, mythology, popular culture, and folklore of their respective countries.

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Celeste Cortesi brought the fictional Filipino superhero Darna to the Miss Universe pageant. The Philippines’ bet displayed a Darna-inspired ensemble at the National Costume Competition on Thursday to represent kindness, empathy, and empowerment.

The Miss Universe Philippines organization said that Celeste took on the persona of this well-known Filipina heroine due to her fierceness against injustice.

Celeste’s national costume was created by Oliver Tolentino while Jerome Navarro created the headpiece and other accessories.

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