Tama naman pala si Miss Universe host Steve Harvey sa “Best National Costume” category: ang nagwagi ay si Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados at hindi si Miss Malaysia Shweta Sekhon.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019
Matatandaang sa live telecast ng pageant kaninang umaga, nalito ang mga manonood matapos ianunsiyo ni Steve na nanalo si Gazini, ngunit ang katabi ng host–at ang tumanggap ng parangal–ay si Shweta.
Saad ng national costume designer ni Gazini na si Cary Santiago:
“I created a national costume that is somehow worthy for an international event. I took my inspiration from our national bird. The design is not as flamboyant but the details are very intricate. Its hand-stitched all coming from the same fabric with my signature laser cut patterns.”
Naiinis na tanong ng mga Pinoy netizen: Pampalubag-loob ba ito dahil Top 20 finalist si Gazini?
ano yun pang palubag loob? char
— Kit (@itskarlop) December 9, 2019
Since when the program was started, they kept on mentioning Philippines. For what? For views? Why? And now what, Gazini won on National Costume but during the program you made it just a mistake then other country take the award. Do you think us as a joke?
— Donya Luna's Diary (@BeatraxT) December 9, 2019
What is it again? If Gazini really won National Costume she should have given a chance to have a nice moment instead of Miss Malaysia. Next time, please next time do your job well organizer or whoever you are. Badtrip ko sa inyo.
— Noonnaa (@Anodawwwpoo) December 9, 2019
anuena Miss U!!! ngayon nyo pa iaannounce si Gazini nanalo ng National Costume. haynako! ?♀️
— Ƙίϯς (@karlaquito_) December 9, 2019
HOYYY PA-VOID NUNG EVENT HAHA. I-award niyo ng maayos kay Gazini yung National Costume, laging damay Pilipinas sa glitches ah? Ano na @MissUniverse?!
Congrats for that winning Ph eagle-inspired costume! ??#MissUniverse2019
— Gayle (@fernandogayle) December 9, 2019
— ?????? ?. ?????? (@itsmeremond) December 9, 2019
Matatandaang nadamay din ang Pilipinas sa kalituhang naganap sa 2015 Miss Universe, kung kailan host din si Harvey.
Nagkamali noon si Harvey at sinabi niyang ang nagwagi ng korona ay si Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, na dapat ay si Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.