The Miss Universe 2016  candidates have clearly been having the best time exploring the Philippines. In fact, they have been around and about the metro. And at the same time, some of them have also been out of town exploring culturally rich places like Vigan. Before that, the ladies also experienced some island fun in Boracay.

Miss Universe goes to Binondo

Recently, several Miss Universe candidates went out to visit the bustling area of Binondo and had a fun day chatting with locals and posing for photos around some of the area's most famous establishments. Not to mention, the girls also decided to feature the iconic Philippine jeepney in a number of their photos. 

Featured in the Binondo photoshoot were Miss Angola Luisa Baptista, Miss Georgia Nuka Karalashvili, Miss Denmark Christina Mikkelsen and Miss Guam Muneka Joy Cruz Taisipic. The girls gamely posed for a series of the photos while the crowd gathered around them and watched. 

Miss U tours historic Vigan and holds a fashion show

Meanwhile, a number of the Miss Universe pageant hopefuls made their way to the culturally rich province of Vigan for a special fashion show. Once they got in, they were dressed in traditional Philippine terno gowns as they walked down along Calle Crisologo and Plaza Burgos with their unique traditional dresses. 

Those who participated in the Philippine terno fashion show included Miss Guatemala Virgina Argueta, Miss Netherlands Zoey Ivory, Miss Great Britain Jaime Lee Faulkner, Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks, Miss Czech Republic Andrea Bezdekova, Miss USA Deshauna Barber, Miss Uruguay Magdalena Cohendet, Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal, Miss Belgium Stephani Geldhof, Miss Vietnam Dang Thi Le Hang, Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane, Miss Venezuela Mariam Habach, Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou and of course, Miss Philippines Maxine Medina.

Candidates explore white sandy beaches of Boracay

Earlier, the Miss Universe contestants also flew to the island of Boracay to be one with sun, sand and sea. Here, Miss Mexico Kristal Silva, Miss Dominican Republic Rosalba 'Sal Garcia' Abreu and Miss Belize Rebecca Rath also took the time to do a photoshoot. 

Take a look on some of the photos taken from the Miss Universe candidates' photoshoot around some of the tourist places in the Philippines:

What do you think of the photoshoots Miss Universe contestants are doing around the Philippines? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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