Reigning Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados may not have won the crown in Atlanta, Georgia but she’s so grateful that she finally met her father for first time when she became a beauty queen.
“Grateful. I found my father because of Miss Universe Philippines when I competed in Bb. Pilipinas. I am maximizing my reign and I am lending my service towards my advocacy,” said Gazini when asked how she would sum up her relationship with Binibining Pilipinas during an interview at the Jams Top Model Philippines 2019 competition held at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City recently.
Gazini also thanked the Kapamilya daily morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda” which helped her find her father. “Without the interview I had with ‘Umagang Kay Ganda,’ I wouldn’t ever find him.”
The Cebuana beauty queen recalled how she finally met her father.
“It happened when he messaged me on my Facebook page which I and my boyfriend are handling. It was like a telenovela. I was speechless and then I cried. I thanked him for the good genes. And then I just let it go. I am just happy that he is here,” she said.
Gazini said that her father will leave Manila for Egypt sometime in February.
When Gazini competed in the Bb. Pilipinas 2019 pageant on June 9, she said that she has not seen her father and she does not know his whereabouts.
Gazini talked about her father when she served as one of the judges in the contest.
The Jams Top Model Philippines 2019 competition winners in three categories, participated in by more than 300 contestants, are: Under Category 3 (16-25 years old), Hashley Joy M. Limpo, Province of Quezon, was declared winner. Delegates from Zamboanga City and Surigao Del Sur finished as runners-up; Category 2 (10-15 years old), Arwen Santiago of Isabela Province was proclaimed winner. Delegates from Negros Occidental and Quezon City were runners-up; Category 1 (5-9 years old), Yana Tarun of Isabela Province, was the runaway winner. Runners-up were contestants from Quezon Province and Pasig City.