Here are two shots from the rehearsals of the Miss Universe 2017 Preliminary Competition at the Mezzanine of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
I really hope the organizers could at least improve on the lighting of the stage to make up for the underwhelming venue. The ladies deserve to shine individually, and not to have shadows blocking their faces and bodies while presenting themselves.
And below is a quick vid of Miss Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam giving her greetings to Filipino pageant fans. She will be one of the judges during the Finals of Miss Universe on November 26.
All photos and video courtesy of my friend Voltaire Tayag.