Reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and some of the 65th Miss Universe candidates visited the country’s summer capital, Baguio City. The beauties were welcomed by cadets of the Philippine Military Academy who performed a silent drill exhibition at Loakan Airport.
After the Grand Arrival ceremony the candidates including Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach graced the Mini Panagbenga parade from Upper Session Road to the Baguio Country Club. After the parade the candidates went straight to Baguio Country Club and participated in different activities such as tree planting, strawberry picking, solar painting and cordillera loom weaving. Candidates also attended a gala dinner in the evening.
The 28 beauties who were present are Miss Australia - Caris Tivel, Miss Colombia – Jealisse Andrea Tovar Velasquez, Miss Peru – Veleria Piazza Vasquez, Miss Puerto Rico – Brenda Azaria Jimenez Hernandez, Miss Spain – Nohelia Freirie Benito, Miss Albania – Lindita Idrizi, Miss Aruba – Charlene Leslie, Miss Barbados – Shannon Harris, Miss France – France Mittenaire, Miss Guam – Muneka Joy Cruz Taisipic, Miss Haiti – Raquel Pellisier, Miss Israel – Yam Kaspers Anshel, Miss Italy –Sophia Sergio, Miss Kenya – Mary Esther Were, Miss Korea – Jenny Kim, Miss Kosovo – Camila Barraza, Miss Malta – Martha Fenech, Miss Mauritus – Kushboo Ramnawaj, Miss New Zealand – Tania Dawson, Miss Norway – Chirstina Waage, Miss Slovenia – Lucija Potocnik, Miss South Africa – Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, Miss Sweden – Ida Ovmar, Miss US Virgin Islands – Carolyn Carter, Miss Denmark – Christina Dalgaard Mikkelsen, Miss Finland – Shirly Karvinen, Miss Canada – Siera Lacee Bearchell and Miss Japan – Sari Nakazawa.