MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The candidates from the Miss Universe 2017 edition have started arriving on Tuesday, December 5 for the start of their 4 day visit.
Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters arrived Tuesday evening and was met by officials of the Department of Tourism.
Welcome to the Philippines, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Peters!!! A post shared by Kat De Castro (@katdecastro) on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:07am PST
Demi-Leigh also shared she's happy to be in the Philippines and to know more about the country.
Miss Universe 2017 is excited to experience the warmth of the Philippines!!! A post shared by Kat De Castro (@katdecastro) on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:12am PST
Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France has also arrived in the country and is looking forward to her second time.
Last January, @irismittenaeremf was crowned as Miss Universe 2016. She’s excited to be back!!! A post shared by Kat De Castro (@katdecastro) on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:13am PST
Look who I bumped into at the airport @irismittenaeremf #itsmorefuninthephilippines #frontrow #frontrowuniverse A post shared by Demi-Leigh | Miss Universe (@demileighnp) on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:43am PST
Miss Netherlands Nicky Opheij has also arrived in Manila and was welcomed at Dusit Thani Hotel.
Miss Canada Lauren Emily Howe is the first to arrive in Manila and sent her greetings to the Filipino fans.
She immediately posted a photo of her room at Dusit Hotel Makati.
What a lovely surprise of a welcome Salamat @TourismPHL & @Dusit_Manila pic.twitter.com/AALu7f1q8R — Lauren Howe (@laurenhowe77) December 5, 2017
Singapore's Manuela Blank Brutrage has also arrived.
UK Ana Maria Burdzy has also arrived.
Malaysia's Samantha James has arrived in the country as well as Sofia del Prado of Spain, Maria Polverino of Italy, Kseniya Alexandrova of Russia, Shraddha Shashidrar of India, and Qiang Qiu of China.
Empire Tv’s Miss Universe host, Josh Barfuss. Swipe to check on the girls he has interviewed so far. (China, Canada, Singapore and Great Britain). #empiretvph #missuniverse A post shared by Jonas Antonio Gaffud (@jonasempire.ph) on Dec 5, 2017 at 3:11am PST
Gorgeous ladies of the Universe: Misses Spain, Italy, Russia, Malaysia and India. Welcome to the Philippines #missuniverse A post shared by Jonas Antonio Gaffud (@jonasempire.ph) on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:00am PST
EmpireTv.ph Special presents Miss Universe BTS with @swagzurin and @joschicopter #missuniverse #empiretvph #frontrowinternational A post shared by Jonas Antonio Gaffud (@jonasempire.ph) on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:03am PST
The ladies will tour around the Philippines and will walk onstage during a charity event. – Rappler.com