In a sudden turn of events, Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Celeste Cortesi, who represented Filipino community in Italy in the local pageant, will not be crowning her successor at the pageant that will be held today, July 10th in Manila, Philippines.
Here is her statement:
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As most of you know, yesterday I had a very bad allergy and following the advice of my doctor I’ll not be able to attend the coronation of miss philippines earth. I wish I could be there to turn over my crown and show my support to all the candidates. All I want to say is thank you for all the love you guys gave me during my journey, thank you to ma’m lorainne shuck and carousel production for giving me this wonderful chance. I will never forget the moment I was on the stage, I feel very grateful for everything happened. Good luck to my next successor, I wish you all the best! And to my celestians who are always by my side, I hope you will keep on supporting me 🙏🏼 Mahal ko kayo 🇵🇭, Your miss Philippines earth 2018, Celeste Cortesi 👑
As per sources, Karen Ibasco, Miss Earth 2017 will be crowning the lucky girl who will represent the Philippines in Miss Earth 2019!
Here’s her performance in Miss Earth 2018:
In the local Miss Earth Philippines 2018 pageant, here is her performance:
There are rumors she was dethroned but chose to stay silent so that she can join another pageant in the future. Still, Cortesi reveals the reason is that she has allergy attacks.