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LOOK: Gazini Ganados still beloved by fans despite early Miss Universe exit

/ 02:22 PM December 09, 2019
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Gazini Ganados competing in Miss Universe, in her national costume. Image: Instagram/@gazinii

Even though the country’s bet Gazini Ganados concluded her Miss Universe journey early after failing to reach the top 10, Filipinos still have nothing but love for the beauty queen.

As Gazini and #GaziniGanados5 trend on Twitter amid the pageant being held earlier today, Dec. 9, thousands of netizens flooded the social media platform to give words of appreciation and gratitude to the reigning Miss Universe Philippines.

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Livestrong Foundation Philippine leader Dr. Gia Sison said Ganados is “still our Miss Universe,” as seen on her tweet earlier today.

Others echoed the same sentiments, expressing their love for Ganados despite losing in this year’s competition.

“It’s okay, Gazini! We still love you with or without the crown, soar high babe,” one @kwescel tweeted.

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“You made us all proud our Gazini Ganados! I hope you know that,” the netizen added in another tweet.

Even former beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez showed her appreciation of Ganados, as seen on her Twitter earlier today.

“Thank you for trying your best @gazzzini,” she said.

“Thank you for representing our country Gazini! We Filipinos are so proud of you,” one @ckkassey meanwhile tweeted earlier today. “I know you worked hard for this and you did your best. You still our Queen, Gazini! Thank you.”

Just like the former, other netizens are claiming Ganados to still be their queen. One @jhoanabart said, “Still a queen. Thank you for representing the Philippines. We’re very proud of you!”

Infamous online comic Senyora Santibañez commended the past ten years of Filipina beauty queens entering at least the top 20 of the Miss Universe, saying Ganados’ place was enough.

“Ten year streak of Filipina Beauty! Sapat na yon Gazini (That was good enough, Gazini)! Salamat binibinis (thank you, women)!,” she tweeted.

Others meanwhile praised Ganados for her courageous bid for the crown. As one @jackieeeee_ put it, “being confident and brave enough to represent our country is already a win for us.”

“You are a winner, Gazini. We’re here to support you no matter what,” she added.

Some suggest that last year’s winner, Catriona Gray, “set the bar too high,” which may have caused her fellow Filipina beauty queen to be pressured.

“With the pressure of being Catriona’s successor for the back to back win, it will never be easy,” one @mrchmctngy tweeted. “For sure, Gazini really exerted so much efforts for this competition. I just hope ppl (people) won’t throw painful words towards her. nevertheless, u still did great, girl!”

“Imagine the pressure on her. Imagine the pressure on following Catriona’s perfect run in the contest,” one @theklmanuel meanwhile said. “Cat (not blaming her) set the bar too high — that even other countries stepped up. Props to Gazini for proudly wearing that sash and smile! Top 20 pa rin!”

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019. JB

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