Miss Universe Live: Out of over 80 contestants at the 71st Miss Universe pageant now happening in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 25 came from Europe.
Switzerland returned to the competition after a 3-year break while for some reason several countries such as Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Romania, and Sweden withdrew.
Latvia, which was expected to compete for the first time since 2006, made the last-minute decision to not compete after its representative tested positive for COVID-19 before departure.
Countries still waiting for their first win are Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkiye, and Ukraine.
Sweden still leads in Europe with three Miss Universe winners followed by Finland and France with two wins each. Germany, Greece, Netherlands, and Norway have each captured one victory in the past.
Now, she is eyeing for the crown currently held by Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu of India in order to bring a fifth Miss Universe win home to the Philippines.
Can Celeste beat the 85 queens from other countries competing for the Miss Universe 2022 title? Catch the 71st Miss Universe competition live from the USA on Jan. 15, 9 AM on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Metro Channel, and iWantTFC.