IN PHOTOS: PH's Gazini Ganados at the Miss Universe 2019 preliminary competition

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe 2019 preliminary competition took place at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on Saturday, December 7 ( Friday, December 6).

Gazini Ganados was greeted with loud cheers as she introduced herself to the audience wearing a dress by Sherri Hill.

 Gazini Ganados, Miss Philippines 2019 on stage in fashion by Sherri Hill during the opening of the MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Competition at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta on Friday, December 6, 2019. Photo from Miss Universe

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Swimsuit competition

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Gazini Ganados  stage in G. Sonsie Swimwear. Photo from Miss Universe Organization

Gazini Ganados stage in G. Sonsie Swimwear.

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Photo from Miss Universe Organization

Evening gown

Gazini's gown was made by designer Cary Santiago.

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GOLD. Gazini Ganados in her evening gown by  Cary Santiago. Photo from Miss Universe Organization

GOLD. Gazini Ganados in her evening gown by Cary Santiago.

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Photo from The Miss Universe Organization

The designer posted a close up of the gown on his Facebook page after Gazini's segment.

On Friday, he wrote of his gowns for Gazini: "For the evening gowns, I made several for her but we are down to two that will be used both for prelims and for pageant night. It is fabric manipulation sans the glitter. The silhouette showcases her figure which makes it even more beautiful."

It's through the preliminary competition that the Top 20 candidates are chosen. Their names, however, will only be announced during the finals night on December 9 (Manila time). One of the candidates will be chosen through online voting.

Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray and Nick Teplitz hosted the show. 

Catriona and Nick. Screenshot from Miss Universe

Catriona and Nick.

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– Rappler.com