Hail to the new queen!
Gazini Christiana Ganados is Miss Universe Philippines 2019.
During the final Q & A portion, she was asked by Bobby Barreiro on how she hopes to get more women in the workplace.
Ganados answered, “If I win the crown tonight, what I will do is to promote my advocacy. My advocacy is for us women to fight for our rights and for the elderly care and for us to be able to know that someone is loving and someone is pushing us to whatever ambitions that we have. We will be able to rise from our decisions to whatever dreams that we have, goals that we have, and we will achieve it because of those values, those wisdom that they gave us. Thank you.”
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) June 9, 2019
She was also named Miss Photogenic, Best in Long Gown.
Rounding up the Top 6 who will represent the Philippines in other international pageants were: Bea Patricia Magtanong (Bataan) as Bb. Pilipinas-International, Emma Mary Tiglao (Pampanga) as Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental, Leren Mae Bautista (Laguna) as Bb. Pilipinas Globe, Samantha Ashley Lo (Cebu City) as Bb. Pilipinas Grand International, and Resham Saeed (Maguindanao) as Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational.
Meanwhile, Maria Andrea Abesamis (Pasig City) and Samantha Mae Bernardo (Palawan) landed as first and second runners-up, respectively.
Ganados is not a newbie in Philippine pageantry. She was Miss Cesafi in 2016 and Miss Bohol 2017 first runner-up. She also joined Miss World Philippines 2014.
The Coronation Night was hosted by Anne Curtis and Richard Gutierrez, with first runner-up Miss Grand International Philippines 2016 Nicole Cordoves.