Miss Universe 2016 goes to JPark Water Resort Cebu in January 2017

Calling all Beauty Pageant enthusiasts, ladies and gents, young and old, bring your swimwear to JPark Water Resort and Hotel in Cebu as over 70 Miss Universe 2016 contestants invades the Queen City of the South.

They will be having their swimsuit pictorial on January 17, 2017 at the only water resort in Cebu. JPark Resort is a Regional Sponsor for the 65th Miss Universe Pageant.

The beautiful ladies may also be gracing some of the Sinulog events that will happen on that day.

Cooperation with LGUs
During the press conference held at the hotel on November 7th, JPark's Mr. Jason Uy, Mr. Justin Uy, Mr. Sean Noh and Mr. Arthur Lo announced the huge role that they will play during the Miss Universe 2016 Pageant that will be held in the Philippines.

They are coordinating with the Provincial government, the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu for the security and safety of the contestants and other guests.

Cebu as an International Gateway
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in the original announcement that the Philippines will be the venue for the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant, said that Cebu will be one of the highlights of the show since they want to promote the island as an International Gateway for its culture, beaches, ports and tourists attractions.

Cebu particularly Shangrila Mactan Resort was also featured in the Miss Universe 1994 telecast.

JPark Resort is proud to be chosen to host the Miss Universe 2016 contestants in January 2017.

Third Time in the Philippines
In 1974, the Philippines hosted the 23rd Miss Universe Pageant on July 21. This was the first time that it was held in Asia. Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran crowned Amparo Muñoz of Spain as Miss Universe 1974.

I discovered this tiny tidbit when I recently had a staycation in Montebello Villa Resort, hand prints and signatures of the winners of the Miss Universe 1974 pageant are etched and displayed at the resort's La Terraza Restaurant.

Handprints of Miss Universe 1974 Winners in Montebello Villa
Hand prints of Miss Universe 1974 winners
The marker was dated July 29-30, 1974. What I can surmise from this is that these lovely ladies stayed in Cebu after the pageant proper.

The 43rd Miss Universe Pageant where reigning queen, Dayanara Torres, crowned Sushmita Sen of India as Miss Universe 1994 was held at the Philippine International Conventiom Center (PICC) on May 20th, 1994.

On January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena, current Miss Universe 2015 who hails from the Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach will be passing her crown to the next Miss Universe.