4.30.2022

Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Crowned

 



MANILA, Philippines — Pasay’s Celeste Cortesi bested 31 other finalists to emerge as the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena tonight. 

Raised in Italy, Celeste won the Miss Philippines Earth title in 2018.

At the preliminary competition, Celeste bagged Miss Aqua Boracay and Miss Avana. She also won the Miss Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit special awards at the coronation night. 

At the question and answer segment, Celeste was asked by host Pia Wurtzbach: “If you could stop time for a day, how would you spend it?” 

“If I could stop time, I will spend it with my family, especially my mother. It's been two years since I didn't see my family because they live in Italy and I came here in the Philippines just by myself. So if I had a chance to spend one day I would definitely be with my mom. And I will tell her how much I love her and miss her,” she answered.  

Hosted by Miss Universe queens Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere and Demi-Leigh Tebow, the pageant hailed other winners such as:

Miss Universe Philippines Tourism is Makati's Michelle Dee,
Miss Universe Philippines Charity is Bohol's Pauline Cucharo Amelinckx,
Misamis Oriental’s Annabelle MacDonnell is 1st runner-up and
Taguig’s Ma. Katrina Llegado is 2nd runner up.

The panel of judges included US lawyer and philanthropist Francis Padua, resort owner Tonee Co See, lawyer Margarita Gutierrez, MUPH’s Richelle Singson Michael, Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu, FrontRow CEO Sam Verzosa, business mogul Lia Andrea Moss, FrontRow president RS Francisco, pediatric doctor Jennifer Olay, veterinarian-model Joshua Sorrentino.



Source: https://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2022/04/30/2177881/pasays-celeste-cortesi-wins-miss-universe-philippines-2022

4.27.2022

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu Is In The Philippines

 

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu of India, accompanied by Narvacan City Mayor and LCS Group Chairman Chavit Singson and LCS Group Vice Chairman Architect Richelle Singson-Michael, is met by adoring fans at the Platinum Skies Hangar Domestic Airport Compound on her arrival on April 24. She will grace the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 coronation on April 30 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO



HARNAAZ Sandhu, winner of Miss Universe 2021, arrived in the Philippines on Sunday, April 24, where she held court at the Platinum Skies Hangar Domestic Airport Compound.

Hosting the welcome were Narvacan City Mayor Chavit Singson and Architect Richelle Singson-Michael, LCS Group Vice Chairman, Ako Ilokano Ako partylist first nominee, and host committee chairman of the 65th Miss Universe that took place here in the Philippines.

Both Mayor Singson and Singson-Michael have tirelessly continued to represent the country in the organization to make Miss Universe one of the most anticipated and inspired events in the country.

The LCS Group vice chairman shared the delightful moments she had with the reigning Miss Universe.

"We are more than happy to welcome Harnaaz. We had the opportunity to learn from each other as we tackled topics she wishes to address throughout her reign. Like a true beauty queen, she is confident yet humble, with the influence to make a positive change in a global scale," she said.

Mayor Singson also expressed his exuberance with Harnaaz's visit.

"Having her (Sandhu) visit our country and share her goals with us Filipinos is an inspiration. It's also an opportunity for us to learn about her plans and advocacies as Miss Universe and extend to her all the help to promote her causes," the mayor said.

"The Philippines has always been one of my dream destinations because of its stunning beauty, but more importantly, I feel that it is a country full of opportunities for me to contribute as Miss Universe. I'm excited to work with people who share my passion for putting advocacy into action," Sandhu shared when asked how she felt when she first arrived in the country.

Menstrual Equity is one of the advocacies of the current Miss Universe.

"This is a topic near and dear to my heart because I grew up watching my mother deal with this issue. So now that I'm able to address this problem globally, I'm going to devote my time and energy to help young girls and women overcome this challenge. I firmly believe that when women support other women, incredible things happen," she continued.

Her arrival ramped up excitement among Filipino pageant fans who are looking forward to see her in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Coronation Night. Her followers are also interested as to which destinations in the country she would visit. The Philippines has hosted two Miss Universe coronation nights and having the reigning title holder sparks joy among Filipinos.

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/other/miss-universe-2021-harnaaz-kaur-sandhu-in-ph-for-mup-2022/ar-AAWDZaS


4.22.2022

My Top Ten Favorites For Miss Universe Philippines 2022 - Who Will Wear The New Crown?

 

On this vlog, I reveal my top 10 favorites for the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 title. The winner will be crowned on April 30 and will represent the Philippines in the next edition of Miss Universe.


4.10.2022

Are Gay Men The Harshest Pageant Critics?

 

What an awesome chat we had! Thank you to my amazing guests Gaspar Cruz, Peter Sereno and Rocky Graziano for such an engaging and entertaining discussion on the gay men’s role in pageantry. And yes, we can be the harshest pageant critics, but at least we do so with love. 🥰

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