By Marisol Bo-oc | 11:16 AM January 15, 2023
Philippines’ bet Celeste Cortesi has failed to advance the Top 16 of the Miss Universe 2022 pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana in the U.S. on Saturday, Jan. 14 (morning of Jan. 15 in the Philippines).
The Philippines’ 12-year streak of semifinal placements at the Miss Universe competition has finally been broken after Celeste Cortesi failed to enter the Top 16 in the 71st Miss Universe.
Prior to the pageant, Cortesi was chosen as one of the frontrunners by international pageant publications Missosology and Sash Factor earlier this weekend.
Included in their final hot picks are Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Dominican Republic, and USA.