Gazini Ganados will be the last Miss Universe beauty queen under Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. founded by the Araneta Group. The Miss Universe has a new partnership with Miss Universe Philippines Organization, as announced on Monday after the coronation night of the international pageant body.
“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,” Miss Universe Philippines posted on its social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
“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,” it added.
The organization expressed its gratitude to the Araneta Group for catering the Miss Universe brand through Binibining Pilipinas.
“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,” the statement read.
“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,” it added.
Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up, will head the Miss Universe Philippines Organization as the National Director. Joining the team are the international fashion designer Albert Andrada as Design Council Head; Jonas Gaffud, Creative Director; Lia Ramos, Head of Women Empowerment Committee and Charity; lawyer Nad Bronce, Head of Legal Affairs; and Mario Garcia, Business Development/ Marketing Head.