Everything about Miss Philippines Gazini Ganado’s ‘watawat’ earrings

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We are days away from the much-anticipated Miss Universe competition, which will be held on December 9 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Just like that, Miss Universe Catriona Gray will pass the crown to the next queen.

Of course, the Philippines is expected to give a good fight to win the crown, back-to-back.

One of the things that allowed Catriona Gray to stand out from the rest of the ladies during her time is that she represented her country in every way that she could — from her lava gown to her iconic ‘Three Stars and the Sun’ ear cuff.

This time, Miss Philippines Gazini is also bannering the Philippines and making sure that the country is well represented during the competition. She recently made rounds online after Filipina artist and accessory designer Kathryn Fanlo posted a photo of Ganados wearing the ‘watawat’ earrings.

The said earrings are custom made for Gazini’s Miss Universe competition. It proudly displays the colors and features of the flag.

On her caption, the Davao-based designer shared that the earrings symbolizes peace, unity and Filipino pride.

In another post, Funlo thanked Gazini for promoting local talent and showing the world the country’s rich culture.

“Made these customized flag-inspired earrings specially for @gazinii. Thank you for helping promote local talent and showing the rest of the world our rich culture,” Funlo wrote on Instagram.

Aside from the ‘watawat’ flag, Gazini was also seen sporting one of Fanlo’s Adelfa Multicolored Collection in Oval Stud.

She wore the piece with trench coat from Julongan Village in Kiangan, Ifugao.

“Wearing this fully handwoven trench coat from Kandama made by weavers from Julongan village in Kiangan, Ifugao. This wardrobe tells a story through an ancient weaving tradition,” Gazini wrote on Instagram.

“The pattern on the lapel of the coat depicts two elderly women helping each other in the pounding of rice kernels to remove its husk while the rest of the garment carries symbols of a shield or “happiyo” in the Tuwali language, which is used by ancient Ifugao men when they go for tibal wars. Thank you, Kandama,” she added.

The Miss Philippines 2019 has been spotted wearing other locally-made pieces for her pre-pageant activities.


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