Host Steve Harvey and whoever was in-charge of putting the photo of Gazini Ganados on the LED wall were right all along.
Miss Universe Philippines won the National Costume Competition of Miss Universe 2019, and not Miss Malaysia (I wonder who asked poot Shweta Sekhon to dress up and go onstage for that part).
The Miss Universe Organization expresses its heartfelt gratitude to the Araneta Group and Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. for their more than 50 years of stewardship of the Miss Universe brand and franchise in the Philippines. Both organizations have made an indelible mark in the international pageant scene for celebrating the intelligence, beauty and grace of hundreds of Filipina queens, and for garnering several international titles through the years. Undeniably, the most prestigious of these titles continues to be the coveted Miss Universe Philippines. The foundation and fundamentals of Philippine Pageantry are known worldwide to be solid and shall endure all because of the hard work and commitment of the Araneta Group and BPCI.
Today is a momentous occasion as the country and the Miss Universe Organization focus their collective gaze towards the future of pageantry. It is but fitting that the path to the future be led with vigor and a vision aligned with the transformative purpose of Miss Universe. The Miss Universe Organization is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Miss Universe Philippines Organization – a fresh team that will lead the country towards its continued quest to share the beauty and grace of the Filipina to the rest of the world.
The new organization will be headed by Shamcey Supsup as the National Director. She will be joined by Albert Andrada as the Design Council Head, Jonas Gaffud as the Creative Director, Lia Ramos as Head of Women Empowerment Committee and Charity, Atty. Nad Bronce as Head of Legal Affairs, and Mario Garcia as Business Development/ Marketing Head.
Rooted in the same strong foundations that have earned the country title after title in the past half century, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization is poised to bring the Miss Universe franchise to greater heights. More importantly, it is the continued support of the pageant fans and community that inspires the Miss Universe Organization to take this crucial step forward. With the Filipina at the center of it all, a bright and beautiful future lies ahead.
Check out the official pages of Miss Universe Philippines (themissuniverseph) in Facebook and Instagram on December 13, 2019 at 6pm for the live feed of the first official press conference of the new Miss Universe Philippines Organization to find out more details about this historic event in the year 2020!
It was a near #threepeat for South Africa 🇿🇦 in Miss Universe with Zozibini Tunzi winning this year. Back in 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters won the crown in Las Vegas, with Tamaryn Green placing 1st Runner-Up to our Catriona Gray last year.
What a big achievement for this nation indeed!
Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa is Miss Universe 2019! She will be the first wearer of the Mouawad Miss Universe crown.
1st Runner Up is Madison Anderson Berrios of Puerto Rico with Sofia Aragon of Mexico getting 2nd Runner-Up.