Demi-Leigh, Pia Wurtzbach, and Iris Mitteneare reunite in the Philippines

08 May 2018 | Irina Silva

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been elated by her recent visit to Manila, Philippines, and the reunion with her former queens, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mitteneare, and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.

She recently told a section of the media, "It's always so great to be back in the Philippines. The Philippines was my first trip as Miss Universe and it's so wonderful to be reunited."

Nel-Peters and Mitteneare attended the fashion sports event "Grit and Glam" at Cove Manila on Tuesday.

They will join Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and the winners of the World's Strongest Man competition, such as Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson of Iceland, who came up with his role as "The Mountain" in the series "Game of Thrones."


Demi-Leigh, Pia Wurtzbach, and Iris Mitteneare reunite in the Philippines


In December 2017, the beauty queens were in Manila upon the invitation of noted stage and film actor Raymond “RS” Francisco’s events group FrontRow, as the latter’s “gift to Filipinos for the Christmas season.” Of course, Filipinos reputed to be the most passionate beauty pageant fans in the world, the gift was truly appreciated by the Filipinos.

During the same visit, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) team expressed hopes they can hold the 2018 pageant in the country.

Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in past interviews described the possibility as “90 percent sure,” and even related that President Rodrigo Duterte believes it is a good idea in time for the reopening of Boracay after its six-month rehabilitation.

With Wanda Teo resigning recently, the possibility of Miss Universe 2018 to be held in Manila might have become a little bleak, but we would have to wait for the time being, while the organization makes a statement regarding the same.