By Inday Chikadora | 05:07 PM November 26, 2019
Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados left the country this morning, Tuesday, November 26, for Atlanta, Georgia to compete at the annual Miss Universe 2019 pageant on December 8 (Dec 9 here).
Gazini, who traced her roots to Bohol, is gunning for a back to back crown.
She was crowned Miss Bohol 2017 first runner-up.
Last year’s winner is Catriona Elisa Gray.
Before her flight to USA, Gazini has teased details of her wardrobe, which she said would delight Filipino fans.
ABS-CBN News reported that the 23-year-old Palestinian-Filipina beauty queen will be bringing some 30 outfits, including evening gowns and a national costume made by master couturier Cary Santiago.
“My natcos [national costume] is gorgeous… Feeling ko ito ‘yong pinakabonggang natcos that I will ever wear in my whole life and the Philippines will ever see,” she said in interview with ABS-CBN News on Monday.
She has also prepared 2 evening gowns for the pageant’s preliminary round and finals night, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on Dec. 9 Manila time.
Aiming to replicate the success of reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray, which will give the Philippines a back-to-back victory, Ganados underwent rigorous training to perfect her ramp and public speaking skills, among others.
She admitted she put greater focus on “question and answer.”