MANILA – The Philippines will be hotter than usual later this year as the country plays host to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model search.
Tourism Undersecretary Kat de Castro said 18 candidates will take part in photo shoots in beach locations such as Siargao and Sorsogon, according to a report by Business Mirror published Wednesday.
The report added that one of the candidates in the model search is Olivia Jordan, who finished runner-up to Pia Wurtzbach in Miss Universe in 2015.
The winner will be featured on the pages of Sports Illustrated’s popular Swimsuit issue.
Other models who have appeared on the cover are also expected to visit the Philippines this year. Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, and Esti Ginzburg are among those who previously did photo shoots for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in the country.