Miss Universe-Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados made waves online after wearing a Philippine Eagle-inspired gown created by local fashion designer Benj Leguiab IV.
On Facebook, Gazini, who can be seen posing in photos with a rustic background for Benj Leguiab's Haute Couture, then earned praises from netizens.
One netizen wrote: “Honggondo! Pang finale gown na ‘to idol. How I wish ikaw ang gumawa ng gown ni Gazini for MU . Your creation is really unique and elegant. Clap clap!”
Another netizen stated: “Sobrang ganda! Pang grand finals. Sana same gown na sa Miss U or mas bonggang bongga pa.”
The designer said he finished making the fully hand-beaded golden Philippine Eagle-inspired gown last October 2018.
A month after Gazini won in the Binibining Pilipinas 2019, he decided to do a photoshoot with the Cebuana beauty queen.
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In less than 12 hours, the said gown earned more than 6,000 shares and 10,000 likes.
Raised in Talisay City, Cebu, Gazini is set to represent the country at the upcoming Miss Universe competition. In 2014, she made it to the Top 13 of the Miss World Philippines competition.