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Gazini Christiana Ganados Miss Universe Philippines 2019
Gazini Christiana Ganados Miss Universe Philippines 2019

Gazini Christiana Jordi Acopiado Ganados, professionally known as Gazini Ganados, is a Filipino fashion model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2019. Known for her work in advocating for elderly care and HIV and AIDS research, she will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2019 competition slated 8 December at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. Ganados joined Miss World Philippines 2014 and placed in the Top 13. On June 9, 2019, she competed in Binibining Pilipinas 2019 representing Talisay, Cebu and won the title of Miss Universe Philippines 2019.

Ganados is the second Cebuana to win the Binibining Pilipinas Universe title, after Pilar Pilapil who won in 1967. During the national costume competition, she wore an ensemble inspired by Queen Juana (queen consort of Rajah Humabon) of the ancient Rajahnate of Cebu, and the whole representation of the festivities and meaning of the Sinulog Festival in the whole island of Cebu. In honor of her Middle Eastern roots, she chose to perform a belly dance presentation during the talent competition. As she is very close to her grandparents, her main advocacy is elderly care. Ganados was crowned by outgoing Miss Universe Philippines 2018 and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Ganados won the following special awards: Best in Long Gown and Face of Binibini (Miss Photogenic). During the question and answer portion of the national pageant, she was asked: "If you win the crown tonight, what can you do to get more women in the workplace?" She replied: “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 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 wisdoms that they gave us.”