Cebuana beauty to represent Philippines in Miss Universe 2019
Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados from Talisay, Cebu was declared as Miss Universe Philippines 2019 during the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, June 9.
Ganados, 23, who has been a consistent fan favorite prior to the coronation night, will be representing the Philippines in the Miss Universe 2019 pageant which is expected to take place in South Korea later this year.
Throughout the pageant, Ganados brought her A-game and slayed every portion of the competition.
After the announcement of the Top 25 candidates, she stunned in a blue one-piece during the swimsuit competition and stepped out in a pink ensemble designed by Carry Santiago during the evening gown portion.
Ganados made the Top 15 cut and proceeded to the final Q&A round. Her final question was “If you win the crown tonight, what can you do to get more women in the workplace?”
She answered: “If I win a crown tonight, what I will do is promote my advocacy. My advocacy is for us women to fight for our rights, for the elderly care, and for us to be able to know that someone is loving us 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, the goals that we have, and we will achieve it because of those values, the wisdom that they have given us. Thank you.”
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray crowned Ganados as the new winner after she took her final walk and speech.
The other newly-crowned Binibining Pilipinas queens include Bea Patricia Magtanong from Bataan (Binibining Pilipinas-International 2019), Resham Ramirez Saeed from Maguindanao (Binibining Pilipinas-Supranational 2019), Emma Mary Tiglao from Pampanga (Binibining Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2019), Samantha Ashley Lo from Cebu City (Binibining Pilipinas-Grand International 2019), and Leren Mae Bautista from Laguna (Binibining Pilipinas-Globe 2019).
Ganados was born on Dec 26,1995 in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.
Her family moved to Talisay City when she was around five years old for a business opportunity.
She is also the only child in the family.
The Cebuana beauty queen is also a Tourism Associate graduate of the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R).
She started her modeling career at the age of 15 when she was discovered by Sven Chua, the man behind the Origin Model & Artist Management.
This is the same agency which also produced Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell.
After joining Chua’s team, Ganados won Miss Milo Little Olympics 2011, was second runner-up in the Reyna ng Aliwan 2015, and was Miss Cesafi 2016
Her first pageant was Miss World Philippines in 2014, which was won by Valerie Weigmann. She also joined Miss Bohol 2017 but only finished first runner-up.
Technically, Miss Universe Philippines 2019 is Ganados’ first crown.
Aside from the help and support she got from Origin Models and Management, Ganados was also trained by the Kagandahang Flores (KF) Cebu headed by Jonas Borces.
This is the same camp which produced Cebuana beauty queens like Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2015 Rogelie Catacutan, and Miss Intercontinental 2014 second runner-up Kris Tiffany Janson.
Sources: The Filipino Times and Cebu Daily News and VRS of The Bohol Chronicle.