Who is Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi? 5 things to know │ GMA News Online

Celeste Cortesi from Pasay is Miss Universe Philippines 2022!

As she prepares to represent the country in the international stage, here are just a few interesting bits about the newly crowned Filipina-Italian beauty queen.

1. She is also Miss Earth Philippines 2018

Apart from being Miss Universe Philippines 2022, she is also the Miss Earth Philippines 2018 titleholder.

Though she grew up in Italy, the 24-year-old beauty said in a previous interview that she chose to represent the Philippines as she feels “myself as a Filipina, not Italian.”

In an Instagram post, she thanked her mom from Camarines Sur for introducing her to the “part of being in the Philippines which for a long time I ignored and felt sorry for.”

In the international pageant held in November 2018, she finished as part of the Top 8.

2. She loves the beach and traveling

With the amount of swimsuit photos on her Instagram feed, it can be safely said that Celeste is a wanderer with a special fascination for beaches.

Among the places she’s visited include Ilocos Norte, Palawan, Siargao Island, Aurora, and Puerto Galera.

In a recent post, Celeste admired just how beautiful the Philippines is: “How beautiful is my home?”

3. She is in a relationship with Azkals’ Mathew Custodio

Celeste and Mathew have been very vocal about their love for each other on Instagram. From occasional summer trips to fun night outs, they’ve shared bits of it with their fans and followers.

“Working together and exploring the beauty of our country at the same time, can’t ask for more,” the beauty queen wrote in one of their beach photos.

For his Mathew’s birthday in July last year, Celeste shared a sweet photo of them at the beach, calling him “my boo.”

Mathew, meanwhile, told Celeste once that he’s “always had this thing for you.” He also said that “he will always be there to protect you.”

4. She is pursuing her real estate license

Apart from being a model, Celeste said in her Kumu Introduction Video that she’s also currently pursuing her real estate license.

5. She is a pet lover

While she’s getting geared up for the universe, she also has a responsibility as a fur mom to her French Bulldog named Dolce and a cat named Chanel.

Just recently, Celeste shared a photo of her and Mathew caring for a cat together.

– LA, GMA News