The full itinerary of Miss Universe 2017 Philippines has now been revealed! Here are the details we gathered so far!
The Philippines’ Department of Tourism head Wanda Teo just revealed the full detail of itinerary for the Miss Universe 2017. The 16-day itinerary will kick off on January 14 with the contestants going to Boracay.
Miss Universe 2017 Kicks Off with a Hectic Schedule
After Boracay, the 86 candidates will have to fly up north and visit the beautiful province of Vigan at Calle Crisologo on January 15. The next day, contestants will be in Manila for a day. They will fly out of town and head to Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines.
The jam-packed itinerary also includes activities like strawberry picking in Baguio City on January 18, and a quick visit to Davao City on January 19, ABS-CBN News said in a report. The Miss Universe 2017 candidates will also go to Batangas city for a beachwear photoshoot.
On January 23, the Miss Universe 2017 candidates will have a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Malacanang, including Miss Universe 2017 Philippines bet Maxine Medina. Other initial places to visit in the Philippines for Miss Universe 2017 have been cancelled, especially in Albay and Iloilo. This was due to the recent typhoon Nina which devastated the places.
The whale shark diving in Oslob, Cebu has also been removed from the itinerary following the call of environmentalist groups against the activity, CNN Philippines said. DOT Undersecretary Kat De Castro said, “We’ve already spoken to environmentalists who raised the concern.”
Miss Universe 2017 Philippines, Ready to Take on the Crown?
As preparations go the upcoming pageant, Philippines’ bet Maxine Medina is now ready for the competition. She told in an interview with GMA Network that she has been trained to have a “toned and feminine” body. She also revealed that she was advised by Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach herself to relax.
The winner of the competition will replace reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach who is also from the Philippines. Miss Universe 2017 will be held in SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Manila on January 30.
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