IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach welcomes 'pageant sisters' to PH

MANILA, Philippines – Pia Wurtzbach is set to crown her Binibining Pilipinas successor on Sunday, April 17, and she's invited her friends from Miss Universe 2015 to watch. (READ: LIVE UPDATES: Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation night)

Miss USA and Miss Universe 2nd runner-up Olivia Jordan arrived in the Philippines on Saturday, while Miss Malaysia Vanessa Tevi Kumares and Miss Myanmar May Thaw arrived a day before. All 3 have been chronicling their trips on social media.

Right before she left, Olivia posted about how thankful she was for being able to fly to the Philippines, saying, "I'm grateful, and I pinch myself everyday that I get to live this dream life. Go after your dreams guys and dolls and appreciate each moment you feel them coming true."

Granted it was just yesterday I was praying for a ticket to the Philippines and now I'm on my way there so that would be weird if I forgot that but you know what I mean ...I'm grateful, and I pinch myself everyday that I get to live this dream life.Go after your dreams guys and dolls and appreciate each moment you feel them coming true. A photo posted by Olivia Jordan (@theoliviajordan) on Apr 14, 2016 at 7:42pm PDT


When you decide to live the life of your dreams, you will be amazed at the {surprising} adventures that await you.#grateful #dreambig #travel #explore #philippines #thankyou #binibiningpilipinas2015 A photo posted by Olivia Jordan (@theoliviajordan) on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:45pm PDT


Olivia also posted a video message for Pia: "Hi Pia, I'm so excited, my bags are packed and so it's official, I'm coming to join you. Thank you so much for inviting me to the Philippines, this is seriously a huge dream come true, I've never traveled this far, and I am so excited to watch you crown your successor! So happy for you, and proud of you and everything that you're doing. And I'm so excited to meet all of your fans, and all of the people that have been so supportive to me too. See you soon Pia!" she said, before blowing a kiss.

I'm going to the Philippines! Can't wait to see my roommate @missuniverse. Excited to share this journey with all of you! #Repost @missuniverse A video posted by Olivia Jordan (@missusa) on Apr 14, 2016 at 5:36pm PDT

 

When she got to the Philippines, Olivia made friends with K9 Rex, the K9 unit at Pia's hotel, and met up with Pia.

Been in Manila for one hour and already have a new best friend.The hospitality of the Philippines is even more amazing than I could have ever expected.Can't wait to meet more of you!!! Xo #MissUSA #philippines #binibiningpilipinas #styledbymb A photo posted by Olivia Jordan (@missusa) on Apr 15, 2016 at 8:14pm PDT


Look who's here! Now we're one big happy family! @missusa It's her first time in the Philippines and let's make her feel the Filipino love! A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@missuniverse) on Apr 16, 2016 at 12:51am PDT


So happy to be here#philippines #manila #adventure #bbpilipinas2016 #MissUSA #styledbymb A video posted by Olivia Jordan (@missusa) on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:13pm PDT


Olivia also asked her followers to suggest things for her to do during her stay.

Hiiii Philippines!!can't believe I'm actually here! Let me know what I should do, eat and see during my visit!#cantwait #philippines #MissUSA #bbpilipinas2016 A video posted by Olivia Jordan (@missusa) on Apr 16, 2016 at 2:18am PDT


Olivia and Pia became close friends after the pageant. The two have been roommates in New York since January.

As Vanessa and May arrived a day before Olivia, and the two have been posting more photos of their stay so far. Aside from meeting up with Pia and other friends, the two have also tried Filipino food already.

Check out what they've been up to through their photos and videos below:

Guess who's here in Manila to support and watch the Binibining Pilipinas pageant tomorrow? Vanessa and May! Miss Malaysia and Miss Myanmar Missing you, Fang! #TeamEarlyBird #Reunited I missed these crazies so much! (Oh! And Olivia is arriving today!) A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@missuniverse) on Apr 15, 2016 at 6:57pm PDT


Thanks for your warm welcome to Miss Myanmar, May Philippines! #missmyanmar #MissUniverse #missphilippines A photo posted by Miss Universe Myanmar (@missuniversemyanmar) on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:08pm PDT


Always time for a happy selfie! Miss Myanmar with Miss Malaysia and Miss Philippines 2013 in one shot!#missmyanmar #missphilippines #missmalaysia #MissUniverse A photo posted by Miss Universe Myanmar (@missuniversemyanmar) on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:12pm PDT


Miss Malaysia and Miss Myanmar reunited! #missmyanmar #missmalaysia #MissUniverse #confidentlybeautiful A photo posted by Miss Universe Myanmar (@missuniversemyanmar) on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:25pm PDT


Guess who May's with? It's the lovely Miss Universe of course! Reunited!#missmyanmar #MissUniverse #missphilippines A photo posted by Miss Universe Myanmar (@missuniversemyanmar) on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:32pm PDT


"Super Super Hungry.Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner are together."#missmyanmar #MissUniverse #missphilippines #missmalaysia A photo posted by Miss Universe Myanmar (@missuniversemyanmar) on Apr 16, 2016 at 1:20am PDT


Phillipines X Malaysia X Myanmar X USA | Brought together by none other than @missuniverse! So happy to be here in Manila, thanks for being nothing but welcoming, warm and a bunch of joy Phillipines! MABUHAY! I'm overjoyed to be meet some of these new faces and to be reunited with my #pageantsisters!| #MissUniverse #MissUniverseMalaysia #MissUniversePhillipines #binibiningpilipinas #teamearlybirdbreakfast A photo posted by Vanessa Tevi Kumares (@vanessatevi) on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:42am PDT


Having a totally random morning here. But what an honor to meet @avelbacudio, named STYLO's Asia's Most Influential Designer right here in Manila. Can't wait for tmrw night! Thanks for being so warm and welcoming @aveldesigns| Wearing: @guessmalaysia by Marciano | #VanessaTevi #QueenVT #aveldesigns #avelbacudio #GuessMalaysia A photo posted by Vanessa Tevi Kumares (@vanessatevi) on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:10pm PDT


Masarap| #VanessaTevi #QueenVT #QVTinPhillipines #eatlocal A photo posted by Vanessa Tevi Kumares (@vanessatevi) on Apr 16, 2016 at 2:22am PDT


Snapchat candids | Missing two more faces that completes #teamearlybirdbreakfast we miss you @krysng @missuniversechina | #VanessaTevi #QueenVT #QVTinPhillipines A video posted by Vanessa Tevi Kumares (@vanessatevi) on Apr 16, 2016 at 2:52am PDT


– Rappler.com

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