IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates go to Jollibee
MANILA, Philippines – On their second day in Manila, the Miss Universe candidates, led by reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, took time off from their busy schedule to bond with kids from the Kanlungan sa Er-ma at Jollibee in Biopolis, Pasay City.
The ladies and the kids, along with Miss Universe president Paula Shugart, vice-president for marketing Shawn MacClain, and the Miss Universe staff were treated to a scrumptious meal of spaghetti, chicken joy, and peach mango pie. The Jollibee staff, headed by the company's president JJ Alano, also surprised Paula, who celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, December 7, with a special birthday treat.
Aside from being able to interact with the kids, the ladies also got super excited when a big bucket of chicken joy was wheeled inside the room and had photos with Jollibee himself.
Awe today was so rewarding. The Miss Universe delegates worked alongside Hope for Change Foundation and Jollibee. We had lunch with our buddies and danced the day away. I had a ton of fun, because the joy from the children filled the room. #missusa #realkaramccullough #jollibee #hopeforchange #missuniverse
Following the event, the ladies glammed it up down the runway, clad in gowns from the country's top designers during the Give Back: A Charity Fashion Gala headed by Front Row.
The candidates are set to visit Batanes, Bohol, and Camiguin on Friday, December 8 arranged by the Department of Tourism. – Rappler.com