Miss Universe 2017

LOOK | Developing story: Miss Universe candidates arrive in Manila

Miss Costa Rica Carolina Duran (left) and Miss Nicaragua Marina Jacoby (right) arrive at NAIA Terminal 1 early morning of Thursday, January 12, 2017. Both women were welcomed by swere both welcomed by DOT Director for Legal Service  Merito Lovensky Fernandez (shown here with Miss Costa Rica). Photo courtesy of DOT.

Miss Costa Rica Carolina Duran (left) and Miss Nicaragua Marina Jacoby (right) arrive at NAIA Terminal 1 early morning of Thursday, January 12, 2017. Both women were welcomed by swere both welcomed by DOT Director for Legal Service
Merito Lovensky Fernandez (shown here with Miss Costa Rica). Photo courtesy of DOT.

January 12, 2017 Thursday—Miss Universe candidates arrived as early as 5 a.m. on Thursday morning at the NAIA. The beauty queens were given a warm welcome by representatives of the Department of Tourism.

Among the first batch of candidates to arrive on Thursday morning (at 5 a.m., Philippine time) were Miss Costa Rica Carolina Duran and Miss Nicaragua Marina Jacoby.

Also in town now are  Miss USA Deshauna Barber, Miss Canada Siera Bearchell, and Miss British Virgin Islands Erika Creque who arrived at NAIA Terminal 2 today. The ladies were warmly welcomed by DOT Undersecretary Kat de Castro.

DOT Undersecretary Katherine de Castro with Miss USA, Miss Canada Siera  Bearchell, and Miss British Virgin Islands Erika Creque upon arrival at the NAIA Terminal 2 today, January 12, 2017. DOT photo.

DOT Undersecretary Katherine de Castro with Miss USA Deshauna Barber, Miss Canada Siera Bearchell, and Miss British Virgin Islands Erika Creque upon arrival at the NAIA Terminal 2 today, January 12, 2017. DOT photo.

On Monday, Miss Thailand Chalita Suandsane arrived in the country as well. More participants of the prestigious beauty pageant are expected to arrive later today till Friday.

The 65th edition Miss Universe pageant will happen on January 30, 2017 at the MOA Arena. This will be the third time that the prestigious pageant is being held in the country.

Here are more photos of the beauty queens as they arrive in Manila today:

DOT Undersecretary Katherine de Castro with Miss USA, Miss Canada Siera  Bearchell, and Miss British Virgin Islands Erika Creque upon arrival at the NAIA Terminal 2 today, January 12, 2017. DOT photo.

DOT Undersecretary Katherine de Castro with Miss USA, Miss Canada Siera
Bearchell, and Miss British Virgin Islands Erika Creque upon arrival at the NAIA
Terminal 2 today, January 12, 2017. DOT photo.

Miss Vietnam Dang Thi Le Hang also arrived today, January 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. at NAIA Terminal 2. DOT photo.

Miss Vietnam Dang Thi Le Hang also arrived today, January 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. at NAIA Terminal 2. DOT photo.

DOT Undersecretary Katherine de Castro welcomes Miss India Roshmitha Harimurthy, who arrived just now at the NAIA Terminal 1. DOT photo.

DOT Undersecretary Katherine de Castro welcomes Miss India
Roshmitha Harimurthy, who arrived just now at the NAIA Terminal 1. DOT photo.

NAIA General Manager Eddie Monreal was also on hand to receive Miss Belgium Stephanie Geldhof, who arrived just now at the  Terminal 1. DOT photo.

NAIA General Manager Eddie Monreal was also on hand to receive
Miss Belgium Stephanie Geldhof, who arrived just now at the
Terminal 1. DOT photo.

Miss India and Miss Belgium join Miss Chile Catalina Paz Caceres, Miss Argentina Estefania Bernal, and Miss Uruguay Magdalena Cohendent. The candidates arrived from separate flights on Thursday, January 12, at NAIA Terminal 1. DOT photo.

Miss India and Miss Belgium join Miss Chile Catalina Paz Caceres, Miss Argentina Estefania Bernal, and Miss Uruguay Magdalena Cohendent. The candidates arrived from separate flights on Thursday, January 12, at NAIA Terminal 1. DOT photo.

DOT Assistant Secretaries Frederick Alegre (left) and  Daniel Mercado (partly hidden, right) welcome Miss Namibia Lizelle Esterhuizen today, 12 Jan. 2017, at the NAIA Terminal 3. DOT photo.

DOT Assistant Secretaries Frederick Alegre (left) and
Daniel Mercado (partly hidden, right) welcome Miss Namibia
Lizelle Esterhuizen today, 12 Jan. 2017, at the NAIA Terminal 3. DOT photo.

DOT Assistant Secretary Daniel Mercado warmly welcomes Miss Russia Yuliana Korolkova, who arrived today, January 12, 2017, at around 3 p.m. in NAIA Terminal 3. DOT photo

DOT Assistant Secretary Daniel Mercado warmly welcomes Miss Russia Yuliana Korolkova,
who arrived today, January 12, 2017, at around 3 p.m. in NAIA Terminal 3. DOT photo

DOT Asec Mercado also greeted Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal during her arrival at the NAIA Terminal 3, January 12, 2017.  DOT photo.

DOT Asec Mercado also greeted Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal during her arrival at the NAIA Terminal 3, January 12, 2017. DOT photo.

Miss Universe12 Miss Finland Shirly Karvinen, Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou, and Miss Mauritius Kushboo Ramnawaj. The ladies arrived in Manila on January 12, 2017. DOT photo.

Miss Universe12 Miss Finland Shirly Karvinen, Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou, and Miss Mauritius Kushboo Ramnawaj. The ladies arrived in Manila on January 12, 2017. DOT photo.

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