IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe queens shine in Mindanao fabrics

By Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo

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Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wearing a traditional Filipino costume made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designer Renee Salud. Facebook/Department of Tourism-Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Philippines and top 10 finalist Rachel Peters and other pageant representatives modeled Mindanao fabrics and designs by Filipino designers in a fashion show on Saturday.

During the runway show held as part of the Women of Significance gala night at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila, Nel-Peters walked in a silver Filipiñiana outfit by Filipino fashion designer Renee Salud. 

The fashion show culminates the four-day visit of the Miss Universe 2016 and 2017 bets to the country as 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.

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Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

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Miss Universe beauties wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

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Miss Universe beauties wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

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Miss Universe beauties wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

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Miss Universe beauties wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

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Miss Universe beauties wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

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Miss Universe beauties wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

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Miss Universe beauties wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

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Miss Universe beauties wearing traditional Filipino costumes made of Mindanao fabrics by Filipino designers. Facebook/DOT-Philippines

Among those in the trip were representatives from the Netherlands, India, Italy, Spain, Canada, the United States, South Korea, Malaysia, China, Great Britain and Singapore.

Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, Miss Philippines Rachel Peters, and other Miss Universe winners and candidates kicked off their four-day tour of the Philippines on Wednesday.

For their first stop, the beauties explored historical sites in Manila such as Luneta and Fort Santiago. Then on Friday morning, Nel-Peters and Miss Great Britain Anna Burdzy flew to Batanes. Peters went to Bohol with her fellow candidates, while other pageant bets explored Camiguin.

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The queens’ visit is in anticipation of the planned restaging of the pageant in 2018, after Manila’s hosting of the competition’s 2016 edition.

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