Philippine bet Gazini Ganados gave a stunning performance at the Miss Universe 2019 preliminaries.
The 23-year-old Cebuana lass also received the loudest cheers during the pageant's preliminary competition held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Georgia, USA, Friday night, December 6 (December 7 in Manila).
Just like the previous editions of Miss Universe preliminaries, the program started with the candidates wearing gowns from Sherri Hill.
Gazini introduced herself wearing a bright pink satin dress with a criss-cross halter neckline.
Gazini finally unveiled her signature walk—"the Phoenix walk"—during the swimsuit round.
The beauty queen flaunted her curves wearing a floral-themed black bikini.
For the evening gown part of the competition, Gazini set the runway on fire in a custom-made golden gown designed by Filipino fashion designer Cary Santiago.
This is one of the two gowns Cary made for Gazini.
Only 20 candidates will advance to the semi-final round of the Miss Universe pageant.
Nineteen candidates will be selected through the highest combined preliminary scores.
The 20th semifinalist will be chosen through online voting.
This year's selection committee includes Venezuelan actress Gaby Espino; American businesswoman and social media personality Sazan Hendrix; Miss America 2018 Cara Mund; American businesswoman and marketing executive Bozoma Saint John; Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan; and Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega.
Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray hosted the preliminaries with American host Nick Teplitz.
Catriona will pass on the Miss Universe title to her successor during the pageant's grand coronation to be held at Tyler Perry Studios, this Sunday, December 8 (December 9 in Manila).