IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere tour Manila

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe 2017 candidates, led by reigning queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, kicked off their Manila visit with a wreath laying ceremony and a tour of Intramuros on Wednesday, December 6.
The ladies were accompanied by Miss Universe 2016 Iris  Mittenaere of France, who also flew in upon the Department of Tourism's invitation. (READ:  Miss Universe 2017 candidates arrive in Manila )
Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters, who finished in the Top 10 in the international competition, also joined the ladies during their activties.

Their morning activities were followed by a press conference in the afternoon, held at the Dusit Thani Hotel. The ladies were joined by Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, who also answered a few questions from the press.

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The ladies' itinerary in the Philippines includes a charity fashion show at Solaire, a trip to selected provinces on December 8, and a gala night at the Sofitel Manila on December 9. –
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