Philippine Azkals defender Mathew Custodio dedicated a lovely message to his girlfriend Celeste Cortesi who was newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2022.
On Tuesday, May 3, Mathew took to Instagram to express pride and support for the Filipino-Italian beauty queen who bested 31 other candidates for the prestigious crown.
“My Queen. April 30, 2022. — An evening we will cherish forever! To see you with the Crown on that stage gave us all extreme chills. You were stunning! On behalf of everyone else that had known her before she began the official journey for the Miss Universe, we’ve always known she was bound for the Crown,” he wrote in the caption.
The Filipino-British football player shared the beautiful attributes embodied by Celeste, including her growth, humility, and strong values.
“We’ve seen her GROW, we’ve seen her inspire the people she meets not just by words and actions BUT by simply carrying her values, her upbringing. She keeps her feet on the ground. She stands consistently true on honesty, loyalty, and perseverance,” he spoke of his girlfriend.
Mathew then told Celeste that she is a “magical human being” whose traits are fit for a queen.
“As crazy as this may sound, we’ve witnessed the Universe align towards you. You are a magical human being and you were raised to do GOOD things. You didn’t have to be a panelist nor a front row judge to see that she possesses the attributes of a true, regal Queen,” he added.
The 24-year-old athlete also took a moment to say how “blessed” he feels to be loved by Celeste.
“On a personal level, I feel very blessed to be loved by you. Like a mother’s love, your love is a constant reminder that there is a greater meaning and purpose in our lives. I cannot wait for our country and the whole world to feel the love you are about to share. It needs it," he posted.
Touched by her boyfriend’s tribute, Celeste commented, “Awww. I cried ahahah! Thank you, boo. Thank you for your support and patience. This is just the beginning.”
Celeste Cortesi of Pasay City emerged as Miss Universe Philippines 2022, succeeding 2021 winner Beatrice Luigi Gomez.
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