DAVAO. Miss Universe 2016 candidate. (Contributed Photo)
TWENTY-NINE candidates for the Miss Universe 2016 went straight to Eden Nature Park and Resort in Davao City after arriving at the city’s airport on January 19.
The candidates were welcomed by the children from Kultura Edeng and Eden Nature Park and Resort’s Management team headed by its president and chief executive officer, Zaldy Magnaye and Director and Special Project Officer Rafael Ayala.
Eden Nature Park and Resort was visited by 29 ladies representing their coming different countries and they are Estefania Bernal of Argentina, Dajana Szinic of Austria, Stephanie Geldof of Belgium, Violina Ancheva of Bulgaria, Zhenyin Li of China, Andrea Bezdekova of Czech Republic, Connie Jimenez of Ecuador, Soyini Fraser of Guyana, Sirey Moran of Honduras, Kristal Silva Davila of Mexico, Htet Htet Tun of Myanmar, Lizelle Esterhuizen of Namibia, Unoaku Anyadike of Nigeria, Andrea Melgarejo of Paraguay, Maxine Medina of Philippines, Cheryl Chou of Singapore, Yuliana Korolkova of Russia, Hawa Kamara of Sierra Leone, Zuzana Kollarova of Slovak Republic, Dijana Cvjetic of Switzerland, Jihan Dinack of Tanzania, Tansu Cakir of Turkey, Alena Spodynyuk of Ukraine, Deshauna Barber of USA and Mariam Habach of Venezuela.
Chef Gerard Piansay prepared a sumptuous lunch to satisfy the distinguishing palate of the Miss Universe candidates.
The extensive selection of buffet delights with a fresh Garden Salad Bar and Oriental and Sesame dressing. Mixed greens of Green leaf, red leaf, frisee, romaine lettuce with salad tomato, cucumber, tomato and turnip which are all organically grown at Eden’s hydroponic farm. Local Fern Salad, Hawaiian Salad and Brown Rice Salad complete the Salad Bar. Queso Fundido was served for the appetizer.
The main course consists of Beef Salpicao, Baked fish with lemon dill sauce, lemongrass chicken, Asparagus with orange parmesan sauce, pasta marinara, stir-fried bokchoy with garlic topped with shitake mushroom.
Fresh Fruits consists of watermelon, papaya, pineapple, banana, dragon fruit and pomelo, as well as chocolate cake with caramel filling and Biko espesyal were served for desserts.
While partaking lunch, the guests were serenaded by the Kalumon Performing Ensemble. The group also performed Mindanaoan dance Singkil of the Maranao tribe, Silongsaganding of Maguindanao tribe, Kulintang ensemble and other festive Mindanao expression.
The candidates had a cultural emersion with the Kalumon Performing Ensemble and Kultura Edeng as they performed Mindanao dance steps. The ladies enjoyed their experience as they engage in dances to explore the indigenous Filipino cultures of Mindanao. (PR)http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/lifestyle/2017/01/24/miss-universe-2016-candidates-experience-davao-521682