Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados made a triumphant homecoming in Cebu after winning the crown in June.
Ganados, who hails from Talisay, Cebu, was met with a boisterous, supportive Cebuanos during the motorcade around downtown Cebu City, on Aug. 24, where she wore the pink phoenix gown by Cary Santiago that won for her the best in long gown award, and in the meet-and-greet held at SM Seaside City Cebu, wearing a red dress, where she was almost mobbed by her proud fans.
“Leap of faith and belief in yourself. I took a leap of faith and trusted them. I believed in them, my fellow Cebuanos. All of you are my strength in this battle,” said Ganados when asked by meet-and-greet host Maria Gigante on where she got her strength to succeed.
“I now have bigger shoes to fill as Miss Universe Philippines. I would still continue on my cause of ‘activation and elderly care’ and I urge everyone to have the heart and compassion to serve the elderlies, to touch their lives, make them smile and happy,” Ganados said on her personal platform and advocacy.
The 23-year-old Tourism graduate has been seen as not so outspoken among the new batch of Bb. Pilipinas winners. This she attributed to her being an introvert and shy by nature.
“My biggest competitor is myself. I may be hard on the outside, but soft on the inside. I’m not perfect, I have my flaws, and I just have to embrace them, to stay true to myself,” Ganados said in fielding reporters’ queries.
“I can’t wait to meet the candidates of Miss Universe. I have started online communications with Miss Mexico and I hope to do with the others,” Ganados said adding that she would be happy to have the pageant held in the country in front of her fellow Cebuanos.
Ganados, who also graced the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival at Cebu City Sports Complex held on Sunday, thanked her fans in her post taking pride in bringing home to Cebu the Miss Universe Philippines crown after 52 years, referring to fellow Cebuana, actress Pilar Pilapil who won the title in 1967.
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Rocket scientist wins Mr. World 2019
The world’s most desirable man title went to England’s Jack Anthony Heslewood after he bested more than 70 candidates from all over the world to win the Mr. World 2019 title during the pageant’s coronation night held at Smart Araneta Coliseum, in Quezon City.
Heslewood, a 27-year-old Aerospace Engineering graduate of Kingston University with a Business diploma from Stanford University, was crowned by reigning Mr. World Rohit Khandelwal of India after Julia Morley, CEO of MWO, announced the winners.
Mr. South Africa Fezile Mkhize was named 1st runner-up while Mr. Mexico Brian Faugier finished as 2nd runner-up. Brazil´s Carlos Franco and Dominican Republic´s Alejandro Martínez made it to the Top 5.
Mr. Philippines Jody Bines ‘JB’ Saliba was among the Top 12 semi-finalists and was named one of the Continental winners as Mr. World Asia-Pacific, along with Austria’s Alberto Nodal, Mr. World Europe; South Africa’s Mkhize, Mr. World Africa; Mexico’s Faugier, Mr World Americas; and Dominican Republic’s Martinez, Mr. World Caribbean.
Reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico, and 2016 winner Stephanie del Valle, of Puerto Rico, were among the judges. Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Mikael Daezhosted the finals with guest performances by Kris Lawrence, Reina Hispanoamericana Philippines 2018 Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez and Miss Multinational Philippines 2018 Kimi Mugford.
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‘Pet Universe 2018’ Shamcey relinquishes title
Toy poodle and reigning “Pet Universe 2018” Shamcey will relinquish her title in October at Fisher Mall Malabon. Shamcey, named after Miss Universe 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup-Lee, won the Pet-Universe title last year wearing a costume which won ‘best pet costume’ designed by Philippine fashion icon, Renee Salud. The adorable toy poodle continued to shine in pet shows/pageant-competitions winning several more in record fashion. She has won a record four consecutive titles at the prestigious PCCI-organized dog costume contests bringing to 33 her total Grand Wins/Champions in just two years.
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