Arrivals, swimsuit shots of Miss Universe candidates in Cebu

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The Miss Universe 2016 swimwear presentation was held at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark, Cebu City.

(L-R) Miss Venezuela Mariam Habach and Miss Indonesia Kezia Warou

The pre-pageant events for the 65th Miss Universe competition continues in Cebu City, where the candidates will hold the Swimsuit Presentation at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark.

Upon arrival earlier today, January 17, the beauty queens received a warm welcome from the crowd at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

This festival vibe followed them all the way to the premier water park resort.

Here's Miss Philippines Maxine Medina waving to the crowds as she walked through the lobby.

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Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar blew kisses to the crowd.

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Some fans chanted Miss Thailand's first name "Chalita."

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach arrived with former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson.

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A special welcoming committee awaited the Miss Universe candidates at the ballroom.

A little Miss Universe was assigned to each candidate.

Miss Australia Caris Tiivel adored her little beauty queen. "So cute!" she wrote on Instagram.

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Miss Peru Valeria Piazza was overwhelmed by the warm welcome.


A rough translation of her Instagram post suggested that her "heart will explode with happiness!"

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Miss Nigeria Unoaku Anyadike hoped to see Little Miss Nigeria grow up to be a future Miss Universe candidate.

On the post she wrote, "Isn't she a cutie? She just might be Miss Universe in another 15 years!"

Later on, the beauty queens changed into their swimsuits for the major event of the day, the Miss Universe Swimsuit Presentation.

Spot Maxine as she sashayed down the catwalk.

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Just before the presentation, the ladies didn't miss the opportunities to take group photos together.

(L-R) Miss Uruguay Magdalena Cohendet, Miss Nicaragua Marina Jacoby, Miss Mexico Kristal Silvad, Miss Dominican Republic Sal Garcia, Miss Puerto Rico Brenda Azaria, Miss Argentina Estefania Bernal, and Miss Brazil Raissa Santana

(L-R) Miss Brazil Raissa Santana, Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar, and Miss Guatemala Virginia Argueta

(L-R) Miss Argentina Estefania Bernal, Miss Ecuador Connie Jimenez, Miss Denmark Christina Mikkelsen, and Miss Finland Shirly Karvinen


Miss China Zhen Ying Li (left) and Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou (right)

Miss Hungary Veronika Bodiz (left) and Miss Germany Johanna Acs (right)

Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier (left) and Miss Curacao Chanelle de Lau (right)


Miss Aruba Charlene Leslie

Miss Brazil Raissa Santana

Miss Ecuador Connie Maily

Miss Germany Joanna Acs

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Miss Indonesia Kezia Warou

Miss US Virgin Islands Carolyn Carter

Miss Venezuela Mariam Habach

Mercator Artist Sig Aldeen hosted the event.


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