Did the Miss Universe Philippines team leave Celeste Cortesi all by herself at the venue after failing to make it to the Top 16? - TrueID

Did the Miss Universe Philippines team leave Celeste Cortesi all by herself at the venue after failing to make it to the Top 16?

LionhearTVJanuary 16, 2023

Netizens are accusing the Miss Universe Philippines team of neglecting our representative, Celeste Cortesi, after failing to advance to the next round.

Netizens are wondering if the photos circulating online suggest the Miss Universe Philippines team left the competition venue in New Orleans. This was long before the coronation of Miss USA took place.

Last night, January 15, a screenshot of a conversation in which the alleged incident was discussed became viral.

Here are some of the netizens’ reactions:

Because of such a controversy, some netizens are now urging that the Miss Universe franchise be returned to its former holder, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc.

Strengthening the suspicion of netizens that Cortesi was indeed neglected, is the statement of a vlogger named Adam, who was present during the event.

He confirmed that the team led by Gaffud and Supsup walked out, but a member tried to get in touch with Cortesi right after the Top 16 announcement. He also confirmed that only Celeste’s boyfriend and her mother were around to stay with her.

Meanwhile, “Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2014, Mary Jean Lastimosa, clarified that she was not one of those people who allegedly left the Ernest N. Memorial Center straight away after the announcement of the Top 16.

“Sobrang walang comprehension ng mga tao here huhu ��� pano ko po iiwan si Celeste Anjan po sya sa backstagetill the pageant ends, Wala po pwedeng umalis. And Di rin po ako Pwede sa backstage Anong gagawin ko? Juskwa kayo! Ayan zinozoom in ko pa sya, “ she tweeted, providing a photo of Cortesi on the stage, which she took herself.

Shamcey Supsup, the national director of the MU-Philippines released a statement, where she paid tribute to Cortesi for fighting and doing her part for the country. Similarly, Jonas Gaffud, creative director of the organization, simply expressed his adoration for Cortesi.

Supsup stated, “You fought bravely to raise the Filipino flag on that stage and what truly matters is that you gave it your all and made your country proud. This experience is truly a lesson in humility. It is a way to remind all of us to stay grounded for we are all created equal.”

“Walang essay. Get over it, lang. Happy life lang. I adore you Celeste Cortesi, “ posted Gaffud on Facebook, skipping the long explanation for what may have gone wrong that led to the Philippine bet’s loss.

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