Even Mars Ravelo’s family is supporting Celeste Cortesi’s Darna costume at the Miss Universe preliminary competition.
Mars Ravelo is the co-creator of Darna with Nestor Redondo.
A statement was shared on Instagram by JRB Creative Production, a unit of ABS-CBN and the producer of Mars Ravelo’s Darna.
The statement began: “We are proud of Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi for championing Darna on the world stage through the 71st Miss Universe national costume competition.”
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It continued, “The Ravelo family extends their full support, gratitude, and excitement for the opportunity to show Darna to a global audience through our country’s official Miss Universe representative. We hope that, like our beloved Filipino superheroine, Celeste will continue to serve as a source of inspiration and empowerment for women all around the world.”
Darna was created in 1950 and continues to be a Filipino cultural icon. Over 20 actors have portrayed the heroine in 14 movies and four series.
The latest actor to portray the superhero is Jane de Leon.
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