Twelve of the 86 Miss Universe candidates visited SM Seaside City Cebu at the South Road Properties (SRP) on January 17, 2017.
These were delegates from Argentina, the Bahamas, Czech Republic, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, and Venezuela. The pageant beauties were welcomed by global casual apparel brand, Global Casual apparel brand, Uniqlo, at their store located on the mall’s upper ground floor.
They arrived at 5:15 p.m. and proceeded to change into Uniqlo’s new Spring-Summer collection, which they later on modeled for local press and bloggers.During their visit, candidates shopped for their favorite pair of jeans from Uniqlo’s latest denim line for women, comprising the Ultra Stretch, Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans and Slim Fit Boyfriend jeans.
Katsumi Kubota, Uniqlo Philippines Chief Operating Officer, welcomed the Miss Universe candidates, “Uniqlo makes LifeWear-high-quality cloting that is universal in design and comfort and made for everyone, everywhere. So, it is fitting that we have diverse such a diverse group of special visitors from all over the world with us today. I would like to warmly welcome the Miss Universe candidates to our Uniqlo-it is our pleasure to have you visit our store”, said Kubota in his welcome address.
They did not stay for more than 10 minutes at the store as they also had to visit Forever 21 and Flawless, also at same mall.At around 6:30 p.m., they headed back to Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in Lapu-Lapu City where the pageant’s swimsuit presentation was held the next morning.