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Pasay City's Celeste Cortesi wins Miss Universe PH casting video challenge

Published Mar 29, 2022 6:14 pm

With just a month away from the grand coronation night, candidates for the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 continue to go all out in earning the coveted crown.

Pasay City's bet Celeste Cortesi is one to prove she can skilfully charm the camera, as the Filipino-Italian model tops the Miss Universe Philippines casting video challenge.

The contest, according to the Miss Universe Philippines organization, is an avenue for the delegates to showcase their ability to "work the camera and captivate the universe with their beauty."

Same as the pageant's previous challenges, video entries of the remaining 48 contenders were posted on the Miss Universe PH app on March 26 for fan voting.

Results were based on each candidate's total number of votes and the judges' scores. The organization announced the winners on March 28 on social media.

Next to Cortesi on the top spot are Makati's Michelle Dee and Misamis Oriental’s Annabelle Mae McDonnell. Prior to their wins this week, Corrtesi and Dee were announced runner-ups of the swimsuit challenge, following first placer Taguig's Ma. Katrina Llegado.

According to the organization, these challenges would determine who among the remaining candidates would make it to its Top 30. The grand coronation night will take place on April 30 at the SM Mall of Asia Arean in Pasay and will be hosted by Miss Universe queens Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Iris Mittenaere (2016), and Demi-Leigh Tebow (2017).