See All Of Celeste Cortesi’s Preliminary Competition Looks
Her Miss Universe looks so far are such winners! See the meaning behind them
Our Philippine candidate to the 71st Miss Universe Celeste Cortesi was turning heads already as soon as she arrived in New Orleans for the competition. Today, the preliminary competition is in full swing and she’s already looking like a true winner. The 25-year-old Italian-Filipina model is zinging with energy on the Miss Universe stage.
For her introduction, the Miss Philippine bet was wearing a bedazzled halter gown and her megawatt smile. Such a perfect start!
For the swimsuit walk, she donned a hot pink bikini that comes with a cape with hand prints on them of children. “The imprints all over the cape remind me that having a title means to have a purpose beyond myself,” Celeste shares on the Miss Universe PH Instagram page. “I hope this inspires people to donate to Save the Children Philippines.
For the evening gown walk, Celeste dons a sky blue evening gown by Oliver Tolentino. In Italian “celeste” means “heavenly” and “sky blue.”
And for her National Costume look, Celeste refers to strong Filipina women. Who else but our very own Darna? The costume is also designed by Oliver Tolentino with metalwork accessories by Jerome Navarro.
Catch the Miss Universe show this Saturday (Sunday Manila time). We are rooting for you Celeste!
Photos from @themissuniverseph
Art by Raff Colmenar