Miss Canada and Miss Philippines make Top 10 list in 2017 Miss Universe contest

  • Page Views 1263
  • Beauty titlists from Canada and the Philippines came within reach of winning the 2017 Miss Universe title.

    Miss Canada Lauren Howe and Miss Philippines Rachel Peters were among the 92 women from across the world, who competed for the title on November 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Howe and Peters made the Top 10 list in the pageant.

    Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, was crowned Miss Universe, edging out her rivals from Colombia and Jamaica.

    Nel-Peters, a graduate in business management, said her disabled half-sister had been among her great inspirations.

    In the pageant’s 66th year, first-timers from Cambodia, Laos and Nepal also took part.

    The runner-up was actress Laura Gonzalez of Colombia, who was followed by second runner-up Davina Bennett of Jamaica.

    The current Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, crowned her successor.

    American comic turned TV host Steve Harvey hosted the event for the third time.

    Grammy-winning singer Fergie and pop star Rachel Platten provided the musical entertainment.

    In the “Final Word” portion of the competition, Nel-Peters said, “Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears, and by that, she is able to help many women overcome their fears.”

    “She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for,” she said. “And I think that is exactly who I am.”

    Nel-Peters teaches self-defense courses for women inspired by her own experience.

    Also in the Top 5 were Miss Venezuela Keysi Sayago and Miss Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp.

    Seated on the judges’ tables were Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Hollywood Today host Ross Mathews, fashion correspondent Jay Manuel, top internet influencer Lele Pons, UFC backstage reporter Megan Olivi, hair care/spa products company founder Farouk Shami, and Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam.

    Wurtzbach was the third Filipina to win the title of Miss Universe, after Gloria Diaz (1969) and Margarita Moran (1973).

    The Philippines’ Peters failed to reach the Miss Universe Top 5, ending her quest for the country’s fourth crown in one of the world’s largest pageants.

    Peters is a business management graduate from Camarines Sur.

    Canada’s Howe hails from Toronto. Howe is a recent industrial engineering graduate who is working as a project manager, actress, model, sports host, and entrepreneur.

    As a self-proclaimed geek, Howe is passionate about using digital tools to develop creative and innovative solutions to problems facing both businesses and people in need.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 09 December 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      ‘Eat Bulaga’ scholar tops board exams

      “EAT Bulaga” scholar Jaydee Lucero, who topped the November 2018 Civil Engineering licensure examination, dedicated his well-earned success to his late father. Lucero, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, got the highest passing rate of 97.20 percent among all the 13,887 examinees who took ...

    • 09 December 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      How about a show starring Kris and Bimby?

      KRIS Aquino should produce a show. Someone suggested that the actress and popular endorser could very well make her own program on national TV starring her and son Bimby Yap. The title of the program could be “Mom and Son,” added the observer. Well, why not? Kris has all ...

    • 09 December 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      How Iza is preparing for her altar date

      THE scintillating Iza Calzado is set to wed her fiancé, tech entrepreneur Ben Wintle, in a fun beach wedding very soon. The bride-to-be met her beloved, British-Filipino Benjamin Wintle seven years ago. “He is a tech entrepreneur and is the founder and CEO of the app, Booky, which started ...

    • 09 December 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      Karylle talks about mom Zsa Zsa Padilla amid ASAP issue

      “She’s good,” paniniyak ni Karylle sa kalagayan ng kanyang inang si Zsa Zsa Padilla. Naging usap-usapan nitong mga nakalipas na linggo ang diumano’y hindi pagkakasali ng Divine Diva sa ASAP Natin ‘To, ang reformatted Sunday musical-variety show ng ABS-CBN. Lalo pang tumibay ang hinalang may sama ng loob ni ...

    • 08 December 2018
      4 days ago No comment

      James Reid clarifies sports car ‘gift’ for Nadine Lustre

      When James Reid made Nadine Lustre feel a little extra special on her birthday by picking her up in a sports car, some assumed that he either owned the expensive ride or that he bought it as a gift. In an interview with CinemaNews, posted by Pep on Monday, ...

    %d bloggers like this: