Gazini Ganados

Last reign of Bb. Pilipinas: Gazini Ganados proud of ‘fruitful year that I will forever cherish’

Gazini Ganados
Gazini Ganados (L), the reigning queen staged when Miss Universe was still under Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. was invited to transfer the crown to Miss Universe Philippines 2020, under the Miss Universe Philippines Organization. Also in photo: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray PHOTO / S: @GAZINII ON INSTAGRAM

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.

Gazini Ganados of the Philippines has won Miss Universe 2019.

Gazini Ganados is the last Bb. Pilipinas Universe

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) has announced today that it will be leaving Philippine franchise holder Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI), which has been organizing the local pageant since 1964.

MUO announced that a new team will be handling the Miss Universe Philippines search. It will be headed by the Philippine representative to the 2011 Miss Universe, Shamcey Supsup, who will have the position of national director.

MUO thanked the BPCI headed by Stella Araneta for their “more than 50 years of stewardship of the Miss Universe brand and franchise in the Philippines.”

The news comes on the heels of the staging of the 2019 Miss Universe in Atlanta, Georgia, which saw the last Bb. representative Gazini Ganados reached the Top 20. Myrna Panlilio became the first-ever Bb. Pilipinas Universe in 1964.

Here is the full statement as posted on the Miss Universe Philippines Facebook page:

“The Miss Universe Organization expresses its heartfelt gratitude to the Araneta Group and Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. for their more than 50 years of stewardship of the Miss Universe brand and franchise in the Philippines. Both organizations have made an indelible mark in the international pageant scene for celebrating the intelligence, beauty and grace of hundreds of Filipina queens, and for garnering several international titles through the years. Undeniably, the most prestigious of these titles continues to be the coveted Miss Universe Philippines. The foundation and fundamentals of Philippine Pageantry are known worldwide to be solid and shall endure all because of the hard work and commitment of the Araneta Group and BPCI.

“Today is a momentous occasion as the country and the Miss Universe Organization focus their collective gaze towards the future of pageantry. It is but fitting that the path to the future be led with vigor and a vision aligned with the transformative purpose of Miss Universe. The Miss Universe Organization is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Miss Universe Philippines Organization – a fresh team that will lead the country towards its continued quest to share the beauty and grace of the Filipina to the rest of the world.

“The new organization will be headed by Shamcey Supsup as the National Director. She will be joined by Albert Andrada as the Design Council Head, Jonas Gaffud as the Creative Director, Lia Ramos as Head of Women Empowerment Committee and Charity, Atty. Nad Bronce as Head of Legal Affairs, and Mario Garcia as Business Development/ Marketing Head.

“Rooted in the same strong foundations that have earned the country title after title in the past half century, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization is poised to bring the Miss Universe franchise to greater heights. More importantly, it is the continued support of the pageant fans and community that inspires the Miss Universe Organization to take this crucial step forward. With the Filipina at the center of it all, a bright and beautiful future lies ahead.”

MUO is set to release more updates via the Miss Universe Philippines (themissuniverseph) accounts on Facebook and Instagram. On December 13, 2019 at 6 pm, there will be a live feed of the first official press conference of the new Miss Universe Philippines Organization.

Miss Universe 2021 Beatrice Gomez

INFOGRAPHIC: The Philippines in Miss Universe, by the Numbers

Miss Universe 2021 Beatrice Gomez

The Philippines inherited the practice and promotion of beauty pageants from the Kingdom of Spain and United States which colonized the country and reflected their keen interest in pageantry through the Santero culture.

The first officially recorded beauty pageant in the Philippines was held in 1908 during the Manila Carnival, which organized both American and Philippine diplomatic relations,with the aim to exhibit achievements in commerce and agriculture.The winner of the beauty pageant competition was crowned, and came to be known, as the “Carnival Queen.” The competitions were held annually from 1908 to 1938.

In 1926, the Manila Carnival conceptualized and held the first national beauty pageant using the title Miss Philippines to represent the Philippine islands; contestants came from all over the country with the following regional titles: Miss Luzon, Miss Visayas, and Miss Mindanao. This new competition gained greater popularity, resulting in the phasing out of the “Carnival Queen” title in 1938

In 1964, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated, (BPCI) headed by Stella Araneta became the official national franchise holder of the Miss Universe Organization in the Philippines, and has been sending representatives to the Miss Universe pageant since 1964. Its predecessor, the “Miss Philippines”, had been the official franchise holder from 1952 to 1963.

In 1968, the same organization acquired the Philippine franchise of Miss International, and conducted a separate pageant called “Miss Philippines” to select a representative for the Miss International competition. In 1969, BPCI started to combine the Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Philippines competitions and awarded the title “Binibining Pilipinas” to the country’s representative to the Miss Universe competition, while granting the “Miss Philippines” title to the representative for the Miss International competition. For the first time in 1972, both titles “Binibining Pilipinas Universe” and “Binibining Pilipinas International” were awarded to the winners in a single competition.

As Catriona Gray becomes the fourth Filipina Miss Universe, we take a look back at the country’s history with the pageant. The Philippines places much value in beauty and festivities, which is why the Miss Universe pageant garners much attention among Filipinos.

Beatrice was named Miss Universe Philippines in October 2021 – the first winner of the title since the Miss Universe Philippines Organization came together in 2019.

After being postponed several times due to the pandemic, the Miss Universe coronation will be held on December 12 in Eilat, Israel. The winning queen will hold the title of Miss Universe 2021.

Beatrice will be participating in pre-pageant events in the lead up to the coronation. If she wins, she would be the Philippines’ fifth Miss Universe titleholder, joining the ranks of Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, Pia Wurtzbach, and Catriona Gray.

The fixation is not without results. The Philippines has been producing “candidates to watch through the years,” and it is one of the 15 nations with the most number of awards from the competition. Check out the Philippines’ record in the pageant via this infographic produced by VIVAPINAS.COM

Check out the Philippines’ record in the pageant via this infographic produced by
On Instagram, Gazini posted a photo as she arrived at the airport while waving the Philippine flag.

Miss Philippines Universe 2019 Gazini Ganados arrives in Atlanta for pageant week

Atlanta, Georgia — After a 14-hour long flight from the Philippines to Los Angeles, and then to Atlanta, Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados still looks stunning as she walked through the baggage claim area of the Atlanta International Airport.

On Instagram, Gazini posted a photo as she arrived at the airport while waving the Philippine flag.

Gazini wrote, “Immensely happy to be welcomed by our kababayans here in Atlanta who came all the way to the airport to show love and support. Maraming salamat mga kababayan ko!”