Last night during dinner (and after the Miss World Philippines 2019 Final Screening, I bumped into Rodgil Flores of Kagandahang Flores. I wasted no time in asking him about the supposed “collaboration” in the training and preparations of Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados for Miss Universe 2019.
“I want to call it more as cooperation rather than collaboration.” said Tito Rodgil
“Actually, Gazini has already been training with us ever since she won the title. And with her upcoming stint in Miss Universe for the Philippines, it was just right to cooperate and make sure that she will be more than 100% ready for the back-to-back challenge. I am planning to have a private audience with BPCI about the set-up. If our busy schedule permits, I might also meet with Jonas Gaffud to see what inputs he has. This is all for the Philippines.”
Lulyana Thalía Olvino Torres of Delta Amacuro was crowned Miss Venezuela 2019 just hours back. She will compete in Miss Universe 2019.
Lulyana is 20 years old and stands 5’10”. She is a student of Management at the Universidad Tecnológica del Centro. She speaks English.
The other winning ladies are Melissa Jimenez of Zulia for Miss International, with the runners-up coming from Apure, Monagas and Distrito Capital in that order.
As expected, heavy favorite Paweensuda Drouin was named Miss Universe Thailand 2019 in Thunderdome at Muang Thing Thani last night! She will now represent Thailand in Miss Universe 2019.
1st Runner-Up is Miriam Sornprommas
2nd Runner-Up is Thanatchaphon Boonsang
Fahsai was crowned by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
On a sidenote, I can still remember that fateful night of May 10, 2018 when Paweensuda Drouin returned to the Philippines to judge Mr & Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018. She was treated to a Filipino buffet at La Fiesta by the late Col. Ricardo Nolasco of Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center. It was during dessert when the subject about her joining Miss Universe Thailand 2019 was discussed at length. The encouragement was just unanimous among everyone present – including ‘Mayor’ Ronald Dominguez, Sir Bobby Casa, Ocsalon Ydnar, Brix Vera, Andy Cayna, RL De Leon Lacanienta, Jed Velasco, Lisel Carangan and yours truly.
And the rest is history as Fahsai – eventually encouraged by our own Miss Universe Catriona Gray (who was still Miss Universe Philippines 2018 at the time) – went on to join her country’s nationals.
And now she is Miss Universe Thailand 2019.
Congratulations my dear! I’m so proud of you!
Priya Serrao is Miss Universe Australia 2019. She is a 26 year-old Law graduate working as a policy adviser.
Priya was born in India and grew up in the Middle East. She moved to Australia at the age of 11 and has been there ever since. Her proudest achievement is completing an internship with the United Nations Development Program in East Timor.