Miss Universe 2017 Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wutzbach, Miss Philippines Rachel Peters and other Miss Universe winners and candidates kicked off their four-day tour of the Philippines this Wednesday, December 6.
There was a press conference early afternoon at Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila, where the candidates were staying during the visit. Dusit Thani management also gave a surprise birthday party to Miss Universe President Paula Shugart .
Among those in the trip are representatives from the Netherlands, India, Italy, Spain, Canada, the United States, South Korea, Malaysia, China, Great Britain, and Singapore.
Onboard an electronic jeepney, the queens visited Casa Manila, a Spanish-era style house within Plaza San Luis complex, Fort Santiago which has a museum dedicated to Rizal and the hero’s prison cell. The beauties also went to Luneta, among other historical landmarks in Manila.
The beauties are set to visit Manila, Batanes, Vigan, Bohol and Camiguin, and will culminate their trip with a charity fashion show featuring designs from Mindanao.
The tour is part of the Department of Tourism’s Bring Home a Friend marketing promotion that seeks to give incentives to Filipinos who will invite their foreign friends to explore the Philippines.
SCHEDULE of the Department of Tourism’s “Bring Home A Friend” project for #MissUniverse Queens in the Philippines this week.
December 6 – The candidates will go on a Manila tour, visiting the iconic sites of the country’s capital, Rizal Park and Intramuros. Followed by a Press Conference and Welcome Dinner.
December 7 – The ladies will attend a Charity Ball and will be joining the DOT for a Christmas party.
December 8 – Start of the provincial tours.
*Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will be touring Batanes with DOT Sec. Wanda Tulfo-Teo, Miss India, Miss USA, Miss Singapore and Miss Spain.
*Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere will be visiting Bohol with Miss Russia, Miss Netherlands, Miss Korea and Miss Canada.
*The other candidates will be traveling to Camiguin with Miss Philippines Rachel Peters, Miss China, Miss Great Britain, Miss Italy and Miss Malaysia.
December 9 – They will finish the whole event with the Women of Significance Gala Night at Sofitel in Manila.
December 10 – The candidates will be flying back home to their countries.