If the Philippines was the host, then the Official Welcome Event of Miss Universe would not be as casually held in front of the hotel residence and venue. It would be a black-tie event with VIPs and Officials attending and the public would be content with just ogling at the candidates from a safe distance in the red carpet.
But this is Las Vegas. And the ladies are only too happy to be within arm’s reach to most everyone watching.
Here is a 30-second clip showing a part of the said event in front of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the strip.