South African beauty Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2017 is in the country to show the world why “Its More Fun in the Philippines.”
She’s here to take part in the Department of Tourism’s four-day Miss Universe 2017 Winners Tour.
Nel-Peters brought along last year’s winner, Iris Mittenaere.
She rejoined her fellow candidates who arrived earlier, namely Miss Universe Great Britain 2017 Anna Burdzy, Miss Universe Singapore 2017 Manuela Bruntraeger, Miss Universe Canada 2017 Lauren Emily Howe, Miss Universe Russia 2017 Nicky Opheij, Miss Universe Italy 2017 Maria Polverino, Miss Universe Russia 2017 Ksenia Alexandrova, Miss Universe Spain 2017 Sofia del Prado and Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 Samantha James.
Philippine representative Rachel Peters had also flown back home Monday and would be joining the candidates in upcoming events.
It’s happening… The reigning #MissUniverse Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, #MissUniverse 2016 Iris Mittenaere and some of this year’s contestants are heading to the Philippines! . . They’re looking forward to the incredible hospitality of Department of Tourism-Philippines @tourism_phl, seeing some of the 7,107 Islands, being a part of DOT’s Women Of Significance Gala Night, and the #MissUniverse Fashion Show. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines
The ladies will begin seeing the sights on Wednesday, beginning with a tour to of Manila’s iconic sites – Rizal Park and Intramuros.
The contestants will then grace the Tourism Department’s Christmas party on December 7.
On December 8, the candidates will head for the provinces. Nel-Peters will be touring Batanes, while Mittenaere will be visiting Bohol. Peters and the other candidates will take a trip to Camiguin.
To wrap up their tour, the girls will attend a Women of Significance Gala Night on December 9 at the Sofitel in Manila.
The contestants leave on December 10.
The beauty queens were invited by the DOT as part of its “Bring Home a Friend to the Philippines” campaign.
Nel-Peters won the Miss Universe title last month in Las Vegas, succeeding Mittenaere, who won the crown in the Philippines.