Friday, September 11, 2015

Miss Universe New Zealand 2015 Girls Arrive in Bohol!

September 8 to 11 were four exciting days in Bohol when the province welcomed the 2015 Miss Universe- New Zealand candidates who were in a goodwill visit to our country. 

It gave the girls a glimpse of the province’s culture and help promote the Philippines especially Bohol to New Zealand.

 Warm welcome at the City Port Area

 Bluewater Panglao Resort, official residence
 Bluewater Panglao Resident Manager Edison Navas
welcomes the girls


Bluewater Panglao Resort, the pageant’s official residence & leisure provider during their entire stay in Bohol, proved to be the perfect host. An exclusive welcome dinner by the beach greeted the girls in the evening followed by relaxing massage & pampering sessions

 Your Blogger with the girls

  NZ BEAUTIES: Pinay girl Gabrielle Manaloto
& Evelyne Dawe flank Your Blogger!

Two lovely candidates flank reigning 
2014 Miss Universe New Zealand Rachel Millns


Their itinerary in Bohol included a Loboc River Cruise, Philippine Tarsier Conservation Park, Chocolate Hills Adventure Park and Spa (CHAPS)  and dinner at Bohol Bee Farm. 

The group also joined a Heritage (Eco-Cultural) Tour to different Municipalities of Bohol, among those mentioned are Sabima Mangrove Plantation, Tubigon Loom Weaving Center, had lunch at Maribojoc Organic Farm and had their courtesy call to Gov. Edgar Chatto before flying back to Manila.  All their activities were uploaded daily at their YouTube Channel & Facebook Page. 

 The visit is a perfect opportunity for Bohol to be known in the Asia- Pacific region and around the world since the main purpose of the event is to advertise the Philippines, especially Bohol to New Zealand through social media, television advertisements, daily updates and online streaming weeks leading to the grand coronation night with an expected reach of 773,800 followers on social media, 100,000 on International webcasts and 1,000,000 followers based on the 2014 Grand Finals data.

Check out the girls' 3rd & 4th Video Updates on their Philippine Visit 

 Ms. Micaela Ochoa of the Tourism Promotions Board – Manila guided the Miss Universe New Zealand group headed by Executive Director Mr. Nigel Godfrey & General Counsel Mr. Jack Yan and the reigning queen Rachel Millns who represented New Zealand in the 63rd Miss Universe held in Doral, Miami early this year.

  Bluewater Panglao Resort is the
perfect location for a swimsuit shoot
Your Blogger had so much fun interacting & comparing notes with Mr. Godfrey & Mr. Yan who shared great insights on why the Miss Universe New Zealand has generated so much publicity & interest

The activity was made possible by the Philippine Embassy in Wellington-New Zealand, Philippine Airlines, Philippine Tourism Promotions Board and Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort as the main leisure and accommodation sponsor for the candidates.  

The group’s official website:

Photo Credits: Alan Raga for Miss Universe New Zealand FB Page

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