Miss Universe Candidates to visit Davao on January 19 for Mindanao Tapestry Fashion Show #PhoenixFuelsMsUDavao #65thMissUniverse

by - 1/18/2017



Last January 13, 2017, 65th Miss Universe organizer lead by the Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Assistant VP for Customer Service and Corporate Communications  Debbie Uy-Rodolfo, DOT Regional Director Roberto "Robby" Alabado III, and Ish Tan of the Red Tie Concepts & Events, Inc officially launched and promote the Miss Universe Davao Ancillary Event held at the Vinta Bar Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao.




18 Candidates of the Miss Universe will visit Davao tomorrow, January 19, 2017. As soon as the candidates arrive, they will be welcomed at the airport in the morning and be brought to a popular tourist destination to enjoy what Davao has to offer.

And by the afternoon, the 18 candidates will be preparing for the fashion show, featuring beautifully crafted gowns created by Davao local fashion designers using distinct and unique waves of the islands at the SMX Convention Center Davao for Mindanao Tapestry Gala as part of the Miss Universe ancillary events for the live pageant set in Manila on January 29, 2017.

1. ARGENTINA | Estefania Bernal | 5'8"

2. AUSTRIA | Dajana Szinic | 5'8"

3. BELGIUM | Stephanie Geldof | 5'8"

4. BULGARIA | Violina Ancheva | 5'8"

5. CHINA | Zhenyin Li | 5'10"

6. ECUADOR | Connie Jimenez | 5'9"

7. HUNGARY | Veronika Bódizs | 5'8"

8. KAZAKHSTAN | Rulsitova Darina | 5'8"

9. MEXICO | Kristal Silva Davila | 5'8"

10. MYANMAR | Htet Htet Tun | 5'7"

11. PARAGUAY | Andrea Melgarejo | 5'7" 

12. PHILIPPINES | Maxine Medina | 5'8"

13. RUSSIA | Yuliana Korolkova | 5'7" 

14. SIERRA LEONE | Hawa Kamara | 5'7"

15. SWITZERLAND | Dijana Cvijetic | 5'7"

16. TANZANIA | Jihan Dimack | 5'9" 




17. UKRAINE | Alena Spodynyuk | 5'9"


 18. USA | Deshauna Barber | 5'9"

Pre-show will start at 4:00PM featuring local models on the runway wearing the creation of ten fashion designers representing the region.

For the main show, candidates will be donning the works of Rene Salud, Silver Tuzon, Emi Englis, Kenny Lagada, Alfonso "Boy" Guinoo, Aztec Barba, Benjie Panizales, Dodjie Batu, Edgar Buyan, Wilson Limon, Egay Ayag.


And Designers at the foyer(lobby) show will be Ronnie Nacua, Toffy Ledesma, Gil Macaibay, Mark Yaranon, Bamba Limon, Nicky de Asis, Richie Uy Delos Santos, Steffy Dacalus, Joey Hambala, Grand Crizzel Ravacio, Pepe Quitco, Che Aranquez, Mark Sayad, Ivan Raborar, Wilfred Yee, Akmad Kari Jr., and Saidali Abdilla Jr.


Tickets are available in SM Lanang Premier at the Phoenix Photo booth (contact no. 09178938258).






This event is brought to you by lead presentor Phoenix Petroleum, Metro Shuttle, Eden Nature Park, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, SM Lanang, SMX Convention Center and the Fashion Designers Guild of Davao.

Partners Department of Tourism, LGU-Davao and the Philippine National Police are coordinating for a smooth and efficient handling of the candidates in time for their departure in the evening.





For more details and updates, visit the Official Facebook Page @MissuniverseinDavao




***Note: In recent developments, fashion designers Gil Macaibay and Mark Yaranon of Region 10 are backing out due to the unfortunate flood incident in their area.

Note: Thailand and Netherlands are not included in Davao ancillary as per organizer advice.

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