Miss Universe Singapore 2016
The finalists of the Miss Universe Singapore 2016 pageant Facebook/missuniversesg

Miss Universe Singapore 2016 pageant will take place on 16 October at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Ahead of the big event, the finalists indulged in charity work and spent sometime on the Chin Swee Road, which is mostly occupied by the elderly.

The contestants joined hands with local charity Keeping Hope Alive (KHA), and distributed food and other essential items to the residents. The girls got help from around 40 volunteers from KHA, including children, as young as three-years-old.

Miss Universe Singapore 2016 finalist Vanessa Tay revealed she felt good she could do something for the community. She told to The New Paper: "I want to spread some love and help them. I'm excited to give back to the community... It's something really close to my heart."

Fellow finalist Joeypink Lai added: "I was very impressed by the kids (who were volunteering)... I should be more like them, more active... It starts from young, so next time, when I have my own children, I'm going to bring them (along to volunteer)."

William Chan, a volunteer, admitted that the beauty pageant finalists genuinely wanted to help. He said: "They were very enthusiastic... They wanted to find out more about KHA.They also gave ideas on how to support (the less fortunate)."