Filipino followers are nonetheless in shock after the nation’s guess Miss Universe Philippines 2022, Celeste Cortesi, did not make it to the semifinals of this 12 months’s Miss Universe pageant, ending the nation’s 12-year streak of two victories.
Content material creator and former Miss Universe Philippines contestant Aina Bernos expressed her shock at Celeste’s passing, calling her “certainly one of our strongest candidates thus far,” including, “That is really a brand new period of Miss Universe.”
The Miss Universe franchise modified fingers final 12 months after former proprietor IMG Worldwide bought the rights to Thailand-based JKN World Group, making founder Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip the primary transgender lady to personal the group.
Viewers famous that this 12 months’s emphasis was on contestant advocacy and closed-door interviews, as followers within the space talked about different contestants, corresponding to part-Filipina Miss USA (and eventual Miss Universe winner) R’Bonney Gabriel.
The previous queens confirmed their assist for Celeste regardless of the loss.