After all the confusion of who really won the Best in National Costume Awardee, the Miss Universe Organization clarified that the Philippines bet Gazini Ganados really won the award.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019
Wearing a Cary Santiago creation, the 23-year old is the Philippines’ representative to the much awaited Miss Universe 2019. After the win of Pia Wurtzbach in 2015 and Catriona Gray in 2018, Filipinos were hungry for the country to get another crown.
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“There is an eagle within me that wants to soar.” 🦅 It is with deep honor to showcase our national pride during the Miss Universe National costume show, the Philippine Eagle whose strength, power, and love for freedom exemplifies the Filipino people. Created by the master couturier Mama @carysantiago @carysantiago7 ❤️ Proud to have showcased your masterpieces in the Miss Universe stage. Your passion, dedication, and love for our country is admirable. ❤️ Here’s How To Vote for Best in National Costime Award. 1. Log in to vote.missuniverse.com 2. Click VOTE NOW. 3. Find and click National Costume. 4. Choose and Vote Miss Philippines #70 Credits to the rightful owners of the photos ❤️ #MissUniverse2019 #MissUniversePH #Philippines #MissUniverso #MissUniverso2019 #GaziniGanados #GaziniGanado5 #ForThePhilippines
Gazini shared on Instagram that the National Costume is inspired by the Philippine Eagle. “There is an eagle within me that wants to soar”, she shared.
She shared that she chose the Philippine Eagle because it represents strength, power, and love for freedom.