IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 candidates shine in PH designs
The ladies wear ternos by top Filipino fashion designers

TERNO FASHION SHOW. The ladies of Miss Universe 2016 walked the streets of Vigan for a fashion show featuring Filipino designers. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

VIGAN CITY, Philippines – Twenty candidates of the Miss Universe 2016 pageant participated in a terno fashion show and program held along Calle Crisologo and Plaza Burgos, Vigan on Sunday, January 15. 

The candidates arrived in Vigan at around noon for a taste of the city’s hospitality and culture. They visited the Baluarte Zoo, and tried their hand at loom weaving and jar making. (IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 candidates in Vigan)

The Philippines’ own Maxine Medina was joined by: 

  • Miss Belgium Stephanie Geldof
  • Miss Brazil Raissa Santana
  • Miss British Virgin Islands Erika Creque
  • Miss Bulgaria Violina Ancheva
  • Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks
  • Miss Czech Republic Andrea Beldekova
  • Miss Great Britain Jaime-Lee Faulkner
  • Miss Guatemala Virginia Alejandro Argueta
  • Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal
  • Miss Netherlands Zoey Ivory
  • Miss Nicaragua Marina Jacoby Santos
  • Miss Sierra Leone Hawa Kamara
  • Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou Zhi Hiu
  • Miss Slovak Republic Zuzana Kollarova
  • Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane
  • Miss USA Deshauna Barber
  • Miss Uruguay Magdalena Cohendet
  • Miss Venezuela Mariam Habach
  • Miss Vietnam Dang Thi Le Hang

A press conference was held at Baluarte, owned by former Ilocos Sur governor and pageant sponsor Luis “Chavit” Singson. There, they also had the opportunity to watch an animal show.

A program at Calle Crisologo followed in the evening, then the fashion show, where the candidates wore ternos by top Filipino designers from Manila and Ilocos. Here’s a look at what the ladies wore for the night!

All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Also at the event were Singson and Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart.

This is the second out-of-town activity of the candidates. Sixteen ladies went to Boracay on Saturday, January 14, for activities like dragon boat rowing, weaving, and a photo shoot. 

All candidates are expected to be together on Monday, January 16, for the Governor’s Ball at the SMX Convention Center. – 

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