Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2019 Gazini Ganados looks back at the highlights of her successful and unforgettable reign.
In an exclusive interview with Star FM Baguio with the 24-year-old Cebuana beauty queen, she admitted that she will never forget the crowning ceremony of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray at the Binibining Pilipinas pageant last year.
“My most unforgettable moment was probably when I was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas Universe by Catriona. Knowing that I’m part of the sisterhood made me even more excited about my journey towards competing in an international arena. Besides that, I met so many people. I’ve learned so much culture from different parts of the Philippines. I’ve traveled. I was so busy last year. It was a fruitful year that I will forever cherish. ”
He also said that he learned a lot from his journey as the representative of the Philippines in Miss Universe 2019.
“Besides all the glitz and glam, life can be simpler. After everything you’ve experienced, after every achievement that you have, the most important thing is the people around you that you met. You celebrate life altogether with them because truly, life is short. ”
Meanwhile, the Filipino-Palestinian beauty also admitted that even she has difficulty in determining who deserves to be named the latest Miss Universe Philippines because they are said to be good, deserving and competitive.
She said she wanted to be fair so she did not compare the candidates. She also said that she knows some of the MUP candidates and is proud of their journeys.
“They’re all lovely. Actually, I’m having a hard time who to cheer on to, but for sure, I’m cheering on everyone. I actually know some of them from Cebu, like Miss Mandaue, Miss Cebu City, Miss Cebu Province, Miss Bohol, Miss Davao. I know them personally so I can’t just take a pick on them because I have to be fair. ”
It also gave a message for the girl she will crown or his future successor.
“Just be yourself, as cliché as it sounds. Know your core. Regardless of whatever anyone or whatever people say about you, if it’s not coming from your core, then it’s not valid. I wish and pray for her to have a fruitful year in these times of crisis, in these trying times. I pray for her safety. ”
It also gave a taste of her plans when her reign was over. She said he was open to opportunities and she was excited about the new chapter of herlife.
“It really depends on the opportunity that comes to my door. I’ve been preparing some new projects. Just wait for it. I’m excited for it. ”
The reigning queen also extended her gratitude to Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. Chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta after allowing Gazini to crown the latest Miss Universe Philippines.
“I wish to thank Madame Stella Araneta for allowing me to crown my successor. Without her approval, without the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, without their approval, I will not be here, and I would not come full circle with my reign, to pass on to another queen. I’m very grateful for this opportunity— this once in a lifetime opportunity I will forever cherish. ”
It also did not forget to thank the people who supported her.
“To my supporters, I call them my friends. You’ve always been there for me. I’ve been receiving strength and a tidal wave of support from you guys. You are my strength. I am so lucky and grateful to have you beside me, at my back, wherever you are, both and near far. I’m grateful for you. I love you all. ”
Gazini will crown her successor in the finals of Miss Universe Philippines which will take place in Baguio City this Sunday, October 25.