Philippines’ Gazini Ganados makes it to Miss Universe 2019 top 20 as wild card


As Filipino fans expected, Philippines’ Gazini Ganados grabbed the Miss Universe 2019 wild card and made it to the pageant’s top 20.

Ganados failed to be included in the list of semi-finalists from South Africa and the Asia Pacific regions, which are South Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, Nigeria, and Thailand.


In 2017, Rachel Peters also made it to the top 16 as a wild card.

Miss Universe 2019 top 20

  1. Miss South Africa
  2. Miss Indonesia
  3. Miss Vietnam
  4. Miss Nigeria
  5. Miss Thailand
  6. Miss Albania
  7. Miss France
  8. Miss Iceland
  9. Miss Croatia
  10. Miss Portugal
  11. Miss Puerto Rico
  12. Miss Peru
  13. Miss Dominican Republic
  14. Miss Mexico
  15. Miss USA
  16. Miss Philippines
  17. Miss Venezuela
  18. Miss India
  19. Miss Brazil
  20. Miss Colombia

The Miss Universe winners last year are

  • Miss Universe 2018: Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray
  • First Runner-Up: Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green
  • Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez

Top Five

  • Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega
  • Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie
  • Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray
  • Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green
  • Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez

Gazini Ganados is a Filipino fashion model is and is known for her work in advocating for elderly care and HIV and AIDS research.

The pageant is hosted by Steve Harvey, who is on his fifth consecutive year as host, while Olivia Culpo and Vanessa Lachey will serve as backstage correspondents, and Ally Brooke will perform. A new crown made by luxury jeweler Mouawad will make its debut.

Watch LIVE: Miss Universe 2019 Pageant Night (Coronation Night) – Atlanta