Miss Universe 2022 was an unpredictable and crazy time, and Pinoys turned to memes and funny reactions to process all that went down.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, you would have known that the Superbowl of the Philippines, aka Miss Universe 2022, recently happened. Beauty queens from all over the world came together in New Orleans, Louisiana for the competition with this year marking the very first tilt under new ownership. Unlike past pageants, this year’s Miss Universe (and others to come) was looking for a woman of true advocacy who was ready to use her newfound platform to help bring about progressive change in the world.
In the end, it was Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel, who delivered a strong answer regarding women and ageism, who took home the crown, making her the first Miss USA since Oliva Culpo (who was also there as a co-host) to win the crown. But before we got to this point, the show was filled with moments that gagged netizens, from hometown bet Celeste Cortesi not making it to the Top 16 to the fact that R’Bonney is Filipino-American. And as always, netizens processed their emotions with hilarious jokes and reactions. Here are some of the best reactions we found regarding Miss Universe 2022.
THE TOP 16 STREAK IS NOW BROKEN UNDER BONGBONG MARCOS PRESIDENCY. TANGINA MO TALAGA WALA KA NANG GINAWANG MATINO SA BANSANG TO @bongbongmarcos— miss scor (@scorsaguin) January 15, 2023
yung wala pang Philippines sa Top 16: pic.twitter.com/eX1T0w3Kxf— j (@jheffymolina) January 15, 2023
beh, nag away-away pa ang PH at Thailand sa miss universe tapos pareho naman palang di makakapasok sa top 16 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— dos (@lowkeydos) January 15, 2023
Oks lang atleast panalo Philippines sa photo liking contest sa Facebook emi— Sagittarius but pinoy (@filosagittarius) January 15, 2023
Ang tanong daw kasi kay Celeste ay what’s the best thing your president has done for your country? Eh walang nasagot si bakla #MissUniverse2022— bryle (@BryleLeano) January 15, 2023
“hindi nakapasok ang Ph sa top 16”— Sagittarius but pinoy (@filosagittarius) January 15, 2023
“lunes na bukas”
Me at the beginning: “GO CELESTE! GO PHILIPPINES!”— HEPA BABY (@Watdahel_MarceI) January 15, 2023
Me after Top 16: “Dapat talaga i-abolish na ang beauty pageants kasi objectification of women lang ‘yan at nagse-set ng unrealistic beauty standards.”
my queen celeste cortesi, bakit naman hindi mo sinunod yung instruction…. pic.twitter.com/i7zRzcoAux— mark geronimo (@markgeronimo_) January 15, 2023
ung winning streak naten may filam branch lng ganon— andré (@heyheyandre_art) January 15, 2023
sabi ng new owner ng MU:— kel (@kelanocyte) January 15, 2023
favoritism ba kamo??? OH AYAN WALA KAYO LAHAT SA TOP 16!!!!
At the end of the day though, let’s remember that Celeste did her best and proved her worth. She made her country proud. There’s no need to send hate towards anyone because that’s the antithesis to what Miss Universe is all about. As this tweet sums it:
I hope Celeste will not only be remembered as the rep who ended the winning streak of PH in #MissUniverse. She is more than that. She is empowered, intelligent, beautiful and powerful.— Yohanthogy (@yoooowhan) January 15, 2023
The Philippines is behind you Celeste Cortesi!