Designer Michael Leyva bares gown he made for Miss Universe PH Celeste Cortesi

January 15, 2023 - 12:22 PM
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Photo shows Celeste Cortesi wearing a sky blue gown by Filipino designer Michael Leyva (Michael Leyva/Instagram)

Filipino designer Michael Leyva on Sunday shared a photo of the sky blue gown he made for Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi.

His post came after Celeste fell short to become part of Miss Universe 2022 semifinalists.

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Michael also took this opportunity to express gratitude to Celeste for representing the country. 

“You’re still our Miss Universe. Thank you for making us all proud,” he wrote in a post accompanied by a video of Celeste fitting the gown. 

During the preliminaries of the 71st Miss Universe, Celeste donned a sky-blue gown by another Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino. 

This sky-blue gown references the meaning of her name. 

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