Steve Harvey interviews Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados onstage at the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at Tyler Perry Studios on December 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Palace lauds Gazini Ganados for showcasing Filipina beauty at Miss Universe 2019
(Philstar.com) - December 9, 2019 - 12:19pm

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang commended the efforts of Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados for representing the country in the annual beauty pageant.

Ganados, 23, ended her Miss Universe 2019 journey at the semifinals as she failed to enter the Top 10.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo lauded the Cebuana beauty for representing the country well.

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"Ms. Ganados has given pride and glory to the Filipino nation by showcasing the unique beauty and talent of the Filipina," Panelo said in a statement.

The Malacañang spokesman wished Ganados luck in her future endeavors.

"Her experience in joining the prestigious beauty pageant should add further to her development as a beauty queen," Panelo said.

For the National Costume Competition, Ganados wore an outfit inspired by the national bird — the Philippine Eagle.

"It is with deep honor to showcase our national pride during the Miss Universe National costume show, the Philippine Eagle whose strength, power, and love for freedom exemplifies the Filipino people," Ganados said on Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“There is an eagle within me that wants to soar.” ???? It is with deep honor to showcase our national pride during the Miss Universe National costume show, the Philippine Eagle whose strength, power, and love for freedom exemplifies the Filipino people. Created by the master couturier Mama @carysantiago @carysantiago7 ?? Proud to have showcased your masterpieces in the Miss Universe stage. Your passion, dedication, and love for our country is admirable. ?? Here’s How To Vote for Best in National Costime Award. 1. Log in to vote.missuniverse.com 2. Click VOTE NOW. 3. Find and click National Costume. 4. Choose and Vote Miss Philippines #70 Credits to the rightful owners of the photos ?? #MissUniverse2019 #MissUniversePH #Philippines #MissUniverso #MissUniverso2019 #GaziniGanados #GaziniGanado5 #ForThePhilippines

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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray crowned South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi as her successor at the coronation night at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia Monday morning (Manila time).

"I grew up where a woman like me with my kind of skin is not considered beautiful, I want them to look at me and see their faces reflected on mine," Tunzi said in her final statement. — Patricia Lourdes Viray

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