NO ONE leaves the Philippines without a little side trip to its famous beaches.
This holds true for four Miss Universe candidates who chose to stay a week after the coronation last Jan. 29 to explore the country’s white sand beaches and experience the tropical life.
One of them is Miss New Zealand Tania Dawson, who flew to Cebu two days after the grand coronation night held in Manila, spending around five days at the Plantation Bay Resort and Spa.
Based on her Instagram account, the half-Filipino beauty queen explored the city, as she went to hotel hopping from Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, where she chanced upon actor Cesar Montano.
Tania even got to do a shopping spree in one of the malls in uptown Cebu and bought munchkins as a treat for herself after the pageant. She also had some henna tattoo!
“Rounding off my trip here in Cebu. Thank you Plantation Bay for the wonderful stay and to the Philippines for the love and kindness,” she wrote in one of her posts as she promised to come back as she flew to New Zealand last Sunday.
Aside from Tania, Carolyn Carter from the US Virgin Islands also stayed behind to explore the beauty of Palawan, including the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River, Snake Island and El Nido’s Big Lagoon.
“7,107 islands and I will explore you all,” she captioned her Instagram post.
Miss Universe Germany Johanna Acs is also enjoying the summery heat in Palawan with her family while Yam Kaspers Anshel of Israel is having the time of her life on the white sand beaches of Boracay island.