Pleased to share with you the QUEENtuhan Live Christmas Party of the Troika of Pia Wurtzbach, Bianca Guidotti and Carla Lizardo with Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados
And so another chapter closes with the crowning of Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo City as Miss Universe Philippines 2020 – a first-time national pageant participant who defied all odds and proved that she is the most #phenomenalwoman of all. She will now be the country’s representative in the next edition of Miss Universe. But more importantly, she will stand in front of all the Filipinos as the #HarbingerOfHope, #RallyingPoint and #RoleModel who inspire us and who young women of today will aspire to become.
#Mabuhay ka and Congratulations!
Rabiya’s court includes:
1st Runner Up Bella Ysmael of Parañaque
2nd Runner Up Michele Gumabao of QC
3rd Runner-Up Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol
4th Runner-Up Billie Hakenson of Cavite
#MissUniversePhilippines2020 #rediscoverthequeenwithin #PldtHOME
MANILA — Binibining Pilipinas Charities announced Monday that it has allowed reigning Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados to crown her successor in Baguio City on October 25.
The decision ends months-long speculation about Ganados’ participation in the pageant, which is now under the franchise of beauty queen Shamcey Supsup and her team…
Read the full report of Mario Dumaual below.
Presenting Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados in her latest photos courtesy of Origin Model & Artist Management.
The air of mystique is still there. And she never fails to catch my attention, no matter what.
Will she crown her successor on October 25? I sincerely hope so. In these uncertain times, we need peace and positivity. And yes, even in national pageantry.
PH : Garel Sison
MUA : Marr Medel
H : Donna Valencia
C. Direction : Tanya Mallillin
Produced : Art.e.studios
I haven’t posted about Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados for quite some time now. So here are her shots for the Red Vogue series of photographer Jon Unson taken at Studio Republic for Origin Model & Artist Management.
Styled by Edward James Castro
HMU Jomer Arances
Exactly a year ago today, the Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Grand Coronation Night climaxed with the crowning of Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados as Miss Universe Philippines 2019 by then reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray.
She went on to represent the country in Atlanta for Miss Universe 2019 and finished in the Top 20.
Who will follow her footsteps and become Miss Universe Philippines 2020? And will she be actually crowning her successor later this year?
Photo credits: Bb. Pilipinas and FOX via Getty Images
The modern concept of beauty has the physical and intellectual aspects as givens. There is a third element, though, that pageant aspirants – and even beauty queens – should strive to solidify within themselves. These are the #CoreValues that strengthen a person’s inner beauty.
Core Values are the principles or beliefs that can make anyone stand out consistently because these form the foundation on which we execute plans, conduct ourselves or go through everyday living.
In my second vlog, I made the attempt to answer the following question:
“More than ever, why are Core Values important in the #NewNormal of pageantry?”
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PS 1) This vlog has special photographic participations of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Pauline Amelinckx and the pretty Ro-An Tamondong who placed 2nd RU during Miss Bikini Philippines 2019.
2) Special thanks to reader @scorg for inspiring me to tackle this subject matter.
Is it all about the taking the sheer fun and excitement out of watching a live production and cheering for the ladies to the top of your lungs?
Is it all about coming up with more creative methods in executing the different parts of the competition, however less engaging they may come out to be?
Is it all about doing the entire pageant itself a la quarantine with everything captured online from various parts of the Philippines and cradling the approach as #togetherapart for a more heartfelt spin?
Is it all about an endless streaming of videos with the resolution inconsistent from one candidate to the next?
Is it all about judging the preliminaries via Zoom cloud meetings and becoming a constantly worried (read: irritated) viewer once the connection lags and jumps frequently like tadpoles in the swamp?
Is it all about the candidates wearing protective masks if an actual pageant with a minimized number of spectators will be held? And in the process, remove them temporarily while facing the judges?
Is it all about physical distancing where the blocking maximizes the space of the stage such that all candidates (and eventual finalists) will be at least six feet apart from each other from the opening number all the way to the announcement of winners?
Is it all about pushing the envelope as far as social media presence is concerned and requiring the candidates to go beyond encouraging supporters to vote for them as Miss Popularity and trek the extra mile to involve fans and supporters in spreading and being part of their authentic advocacy/ies?
Honestly, I believe it could be bits and pieces of all of the above – plus more – if fresher strategies can be implemented to insure the safety of everyone, pageant media included. Sure, paranoia will be in play if you want to think of it that way. But if the end goal is to come up with the most ground-breaking take on how to conduct national or international beauty pageants according to standards of the “New Normal”, then enter all think tanks so they can share innovations brewing inside their heads.
Some changes might look weird initially. But just like challenging a foreigner to eat “balut” or “dinuguan” for the first time, the “acquired taste” part is inevitable. Resistance is expected. As in any new order of things, you get used to it after awhile.
And it’s going to take a lot of hard work and patience from both the organization and candidates. Not much comfort zones here. At. all.
What I really want is for pageants to evolve beyond physical beauty so we can all focus on the more authentic qualities that we do not traditionally put significant weight on. Miss Universe Philippines 2020 has already started going to that direction. And will hopefully do so every step of the way. Swimsuits and gowns can stay – tweaked with tasteful innovations – but put them in the company of inner character, long-term ambition and relevance. If we start looking at potential winners as Queens who can do so much more than fulfill a year’s reign or grab the country’s fifth Miss Universe or second Miss World wins, then maybe, the essence of it all will not get lost in transition.
As far as binding contracts go, any winner can look at the agreements as probationary periods of employment. If she passes with flying colors, then the title becomes permanently etched to her name no matter when and where future successes may be. It is undeniably a platform which can be wisely utilized even during afterglow. They just need to learn from the masters and use the achievement long after shelf life expires.
Pageantry is not going to be a priority anytime within the year or next. But if it still finds its way to be successfully mounted in front of our eyes without compromising more than half of the entertainment value it promises to viewers and/or spectators, then I doff my hat to the brave ones who will cross the line between the old and the new.
You will all remember Angeline Flor Pua, the full-blooded Filipina who won the national crown of Miss Belgium 2019 and represented the Western European country in in both Miss World 2018 in Sanya, China where she competed with our Katarina Rodriguez and Miss Universe 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia against Gazini Ganados.
Angeline has recently started her own channel on YouTube. Check out this lady and see how she communicates to her subscribers. It is one aspect that we have not really seen and appreciate about her.
According to Jonas Gaffud – Creative Director of MUPH – Miss Universe Philippines would certainly love it if Gazini Ganados will crown her successor this coming October.
Will the stars align for this to happen?
Will BPCI give her the permission to do so? Do keep in mind that the 18-month contract still holds until the second week of December (or December 9 or 10 to be exact) since she was crowned June 9, 2019.
Will the scenario after COVID19 pave the way for Gazini to do a farewell walk on the other side?