Shamcey Supsup, the national director of Miss Universe Philippines, has broken her silence to express her support for the country’s Miss Universe representative Celeste Cortesi.
The former pageant queen took to social media to share her words of encouragement for Celeste after her Miss Universe stint.
“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,” she said along with their snap together.
Supsup then shared that this year’s pageant is a lesson in humility, especially now that the Miss Universe competition is on its new era.
“Apart from the glitz and glamour, we are again reminded of the true essence of this platform.
“Our work continues, to be a venue for women to find a purpose larger than themselves and to use their collective voices to create an unstoppable force for GOOD,” she wrote.
This year’s pageant shocked Pinoy fans when the country’s bet failed to advance to the Top 16, consequently ending the Philippines’ decade-long streak of entering the competition’s semifinals.
It seems Supsup’s statement came after rumors from pageant fans online said that she and her Miss Universe PH team left Cortesi at the venue after failing to advance to the latter part of the contest.