This year the Miss Universe 2017 pageant will be extremely different. The judging panel is not going to have celebrities like other years, this time titleholders from the past will determine the winner. Latinas that have confirmed their assistance are Lupita Jones (1991), Dayanara Torres (1993), Dayana Mendoza(2008) and Gabriela Isler (2013). Other ladies scheduled to appear are Armi Kuusela (1952), Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973), Porntip Bui Simon (1988), Sushmita Sen (1994), Jennifer Hawkins (2004), Riyo Mori (2007) and Olivia Culpo (2012).
The 65th edition of Miss Universe will take place on Sunday, January 29 and will be hosted by Steve Harvey live from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Japanese actress and dancer Riyo Mori, who won Miss Universe in 2007 and Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres landed in the Manila today.
Torres has found fame after her reign as Miss Universe in 1993. She came to the Philippines in 1994 to crown her successor. However, it also gave her the opportunity to work in Philippines because of her popularity.
While in the Philippines, she landed in various TV and movie roles and product endorsements. She became one of the top celebrities and she lived in the country for five years. She starred in 10 movies including rom-coms opposite top actors Aga Muhlach and Gary V. She also hosted variety programs like ASAP and Easy Dancing and has been an icon in Philippine TV.
Torres will join Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen as one of the judges in the Miss Universe 2016 pageant. Other Miss Universe titleholders are coming to the country for the crowning of Miss Universe 2016. Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen, who was crowned in the Philippines, is set to return to the country on January 26 as a judge in the pageant.
Earlier this week, Miss Universe 1991 Lupita Jones arrived in Manila.